Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Booster Vaccines

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: Booster Vaccines challenge.

For a few years in the 1980s I ran the photo department of a medical research institute. The institute was one of the establishment’s responsible for developing the annual flu vaccination each year.

Running the department gave me the opportunity to set up a variety of photos at evenings and weekends. One of these sessions involved a syringe lit with coloured gels on the studio lights to give the syringe an eerie appearance.

One of the syringe photos was used on a magazine cover a few years later.

Weekly Prompts: Booster Vaccines


Detail of a syringe needle.

Weekly Prompts: Booster Vaccines

5 replies on “Weekly Prompts: Booster Vaccines”

Thanks Sue. I spent part of the Christmas break going through my film archives and copying lots with a camera so they came to mind as soon as I read the prompt.

Thanks Victoria. I used an old fashioned glass syringe because they’re so much more translucent than a modern plastic one with an opaque plunger.

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