Cameron and the prosthetic arm

Steve Wise2016

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

This image is part of a series of portraits exploring
the collection of historical medical equipment and
artefacts housed in the Royal Perth Hospital Museum.
Cameron is able-bodied, with the full use of both
arms. He is naturally right-handed, and is a very
successful young sportsman, so when I asked him to
wear the prosthetic I was anticipating an interesting
result. On suggesting he imagine not having the use
of his right arm, his face took on an expression that
was hard to read – perhaps the envisioning of change,
loss. This added a unique mood to his character in
this formal portrait.

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  • Title: Cameron and the prosthetic arm
  • Creator: Steve Wise
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Medium: Digital print