Chapter One: Diagnosis
Chapter Two: Donor?
Chapter Three: Dialysis
Chapter Four: Transplant
Chapter Five: Recovery
From My Lens
 From My Lens

Photo Since this project began, I have yearned to be more than just its subject. I wanted to be the one behind the camera -- it is where I belong and where I feel most comfortable. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to photograph oneself. Especially when under anesthesia.

Dialysis presented me with the perfect opportunity to use my skills as a photojournalist to document my surroundings -- something I do everyday at the paper. I had no idea if it would work. After all, I am locked into one position with a limited view for the entire session. I wasn't sure if I could capture interesting pictures under such limitations, especially since the overall process of dialysis is the same from day to day.

The scenes before me, however, change regularly. For example, I may sit in a different chair, different lights may be on or off or different nurses may be working on me. And by varying which kind of lens I use from day to day, I have begun to see things differently from session to session.

These are simply pictures for the sake of pictures.

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