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

January Squares: Flashlight

A bit of a cheat, as a Brit I’ve always called them torches but if you say torch to someone in North America they think of mobs with pitchforks and flaming torches.

For day nine of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge I went with a flashlight.

This is a small flashlight clipped to the strap of a camera bag. I keep one clipped to the strap of each of the bags I use regularly. They’re useful for finding my way when heading out an hour or so before sunrise. Then when I get to a location in the dark I can unclip it from the bag if I need to check something in the dark.

January Squares: Flashlight