Photography as Art at Kingston Hospital
Last summer I was commissioned by Kingston upon Thames Hospital to produce artworks to decorate the new wing. Another photographer, Dominic Pote, also produced a selection of works and with him I returned to the hospital yesterday to put titles on the images.
Here is Dominic looking happy that his images printed on Aluminium are finally in place on the corridor connecting the Surgical Wing to the operating theatres. His work was chosen for this area because of the soothing effect that it might have on stressed patients being wheeled to meet the knife...
The labels were Letraset - that Dominic had organised - but these transfers are oh-so-delicate and letters were disappearing or (worse still) being accidentally transferred to the wall in places that they were no meant to go.
Having dealt with the images elsewhere, in the Physiotherapy department I was confronted with local officialdom and stopped from doing anything so I will have to go back. It would have been nice to have someone say "It's lovely to have these here to brighten our corridors" but the bureaucracy of the PFI scheme meant that there was a blanket ban on any markings or posters (blue tack = sack) on the walls...
I'll have to go back. Maybe.
Anyway, here's some more images, this time my work (as is any without Dominic's sunny face), or as the label says on several, "Scott Hortop and Meeyoung Son" ('Son' works with me as an assistant or co-photographer on some of my assignments).