September 10, 2019
I spent the whole day wandering in and out of the OR and recovery room (and then took a little walk down the street to the river). I have loved getting to know some many serving here. I blend in a lot more now (despite the two cameras) because I have just become part of the
I’m new. I’m a stranger with cameras documenting very vulnerable things.. people’s surgery. just like they have to trust the surgeon they have to trust me and my intentions with what I am going to photograph and what I will do with the images.
the health providers take their patient’s trust seriously so they do not want to jeopardize that by having a stranger stick a camera in their face. so I have to be patient and earn peoples trust by caring and being observant
I don’t sneak around trying to hind what I am doing. But I also am not loud with it. I try to communicate my intentions with non-verbals. Trust takes time and I am willing to wait.
If I see someone who obviously does not want to be photographed than I respect them.
sometimes there is a fine line between wanting to just be a fly on the wall and not insert my self into a moment because I want it to be a real captured moment and other times it’s vital that I approach the moment with intention and caring to connect with an individual to not create a moment but to show my intentions to connect on whatever level possible because that then is when the real human moments happen.
[Tuesday, September 10, 2019]
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