2015-05-30 Netcare

"You treat a disease: You win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win—no matter the outcome"
 - Hunter Doherty "PatchAdams

This quote hits the nail on the head, if you are dealing with the friendly staff of Netcare.

The shoot was for Netcare hospital group. We had to capture emotion. Good or bad. Dealing with real patients in a real hospital environment.

I was exhausted after a days shooting, Having a coffee at the canteen, I could not imagine what the staff goes through every day. They have to be sincere, compassionate, polite and loving in doing their daily task. 

We had permission to photograph an open heart surgery!  WOW. WOW. What an experience.

We also witnessed the birth of a baby, and the incredible recognition in the father's eyes.

The minimum equipment were used to capture the photos for space and time was an issue.

We made use of the Profoto B1 lights an heavy monitor stands.

All the equipment had to be steralized.