We had an assignment to photograph this CT scanner at Deer Park Hospital for an annual report. It is a massive machine with a diagnostic purpose which can improve and even save peoples lives. By concentrating on the human interaction we sought to tell the story in one image, with emphasis on the compassion exhibited by those in the health care profession. The coolish lighting on the machine served to de-emphasize and give a calming sense to the equipment, contrasting with the warmth of the people and their relationships. Technician Brent Cummings at the helm with Nurse Gail Gibson and patient (stand-in) Carol Henson ably helped us tell this story.

[Photographed by Craig Sweat]

AuthorJ. Craig Sweat