A child was born yesterday. Our second son. I wasn’t able to be in surgery for the birth of our first child, so I took the opportunity this time to capture images of everything permitted in the surgical theatre.
Here are the few photos I am permitted to show of the experience.
Hands are wondrous, even covered in latex. These are the anesthetist nurse’s, holding my wife’s hands. I found the creases in the surgical gloves a detail worth capturing.
Another glove shot, this time with a needle. The nurse informed me their was a bubble in the drip, this was the easiest way to manage it.
I aimed my camera over my shoulder and pulled the trigger … capturing the surgeons tools, waiting for use. They are not nearly as macabre as movies make them out to be.
I am sure it all did something important, I just have no idea what.
Upon removal from mother, babies are placed here for all their tests and jabs. The bed is small yet warm and ample space for several nurses to work.
My Canon EOS M will fire randomly in a language-filled room. This was one of the shots captured as I held my camera in my lap.
Clogs at the angle. This was one of a few shots randomly taken by my Canon EOS M whilst I held it at my side.
Each arm of mother is supported by these simple clamp systems attached to the gurney. All I could think was “Oh, that would make a great monopod joint!”
CLOGS in monochrome
That is all. My wife and I choose not to show photos of our children in an open-internet environment, so this is all you will see. Family excepted.