Through the Eyes of a Nurse
What would you hold in your hands if you were asked to hold something that told the world all about you?
Elaine Zelker is a photographer who was working as a hospice nurse a couple of years ago and began to ask hospice patients and residents of long term care facilities that very question and photographed the responses. I found one her photos on another website and immediately stopped everything to find out more about her.
The pictures are amazing.
I contacted her and asked if I could share on the blog and she graciously agreed. She didn’t make it easy though. Click here and on the top you will see a link to her galleries. As you run your mouse over ‘galleries’, six options will appear. The last one is ‘these hands….’. Click it and sit back and be inspired.
After you have done that, come back here and tell us all, what would you hold in your hands that best described you. Better yet, take a pic and email it. I’ll post it.
Elaine is going to publish a book with this collection around the holiday season. I will keep you posted on her progress. I don’t know who would appreciate it more – a nurse working with the elderly or better yet, a non-nurse who doesn’t always understand a nurse’s devotion.
Kind of interesting that I just posted an entire blog about the work of someone I didn’t even know existed until a couple of hours ago.
NOTE: I found the above photograph on another site. I noted that Elaine’s photographs were protected and not downloadable which is a good thing for a professional photographer. I was the one who put the tacky watermark smack in the middle of the photo. Her website is free and clear of tackiness.