I’ve set up and shot in some odd places over the years, but an active ambulance bay? That’s a new one! It’s one of the more unusual locations, but it was nice to get a wave from someone being brought in on a stretcher!
We’d originally planned to shoot on a ward but a medical emergency meant that the room was needed by the hospital, the ambulance bay would have to do!
I’d been asked by Channel 4 to photograph 10 hospital staff from across the 10 years of the show ‘24 hours in A&E’, setting up two locations on one day. First, we visited Kings College Hospital to photograph people from the earlier series of the show before travelling across London to St Georges where the more recent series have been filmed to photograph another series of people.
It’s always fascinating hearing what peoples daily lives entail, running out to get your portrait taken just before going into life-saving surgery is all in a days work for some!
Here are some of the final portraits.