Last week we got a call from the folks at Sharp Hospital letting us know that our 19 large images were hanging up and looked great! They were really hoping we could see them and sign a plaque. We have images in other hospitals, including Veterans Hospitals in Alaska and Las Vegas, but have never seen the final result – so decided it was worth making the round trip to San Diego this past Friday to see the results – I am sure glad I did!
It was great to meet the contractor, and the key people involved in the project, including our main contact who had been so helpful during the whole process. But what was really rewarding was seeing the actual images on the walls. Not only seeing them, but hearing how hospital personnel who use this hallway to transfer patients to surgery will challenge the patients to try and identify the different San Diego attractions represented in the photos, giving the patient a much needed distraction to what is a stressful situation.
So much of my photography is a solitary endeavor, where I spend countless hours waiting for the perfect light, sometimes coming away with nothing. When capturing these San Diego images, little did I know how they would one day be used. To hear stories of my images having an impact on another persons life is incredibly satisfying.