SUSTE BONNEN BREATHTAKING PHOTOGRAPHY: THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH – WARNING SOME READERS MAY FIND THE IMAGES DISTURBING - The simply breathtaking photographs below, produced by respected Danish photographer Suste Bonnen, simply captures the glory and the bloody gore of a baby’s first moments in the world.
Suste Bonnen was given complete access to Copenhagen University Hospital in which she witnessed and photographed dozens of births ranging from natural to caesarean in the hospital’s maternity ward.
For those of you who are a little squeamish to the sight of blood you might find the images below somewhat disturbing, but there can be no denying that these photographs capture the true miracle of birth.
Suste Bonnen’s work has been described as breathtaking, raw and unglamorous glory in which are taken just seconds after birth and even before the mother has had chance to see or hold her new baby.
Suste Bonnen, now 65, has worked for over 30 years as a portrait photographer but decided she wanted to capture something that wasn’t set or staged and that would depict the glory of life in a single frame.
Usually the birth of a child is shrouded in anonymity within a labour room with few being allowed access to a birth.
Now for the first time people can get an extraordinary look at life just seconds after being brought into the world.
The darkness of each photograph comes due to the only light source being available or allowed is the use of surgery lamps.
Suste Bonnen stated that no flashes or additional light sources were used and therefore had to use the little available light in the best way she could.
Suste Bonnen admits that some of her photographs are more than a little raw and bloody and that may in fact cause controversy; however, this is true life, it is neither designed or staged but simply depicts the natural process and certainly is testament to the miracle of birth.
The photographs, in our view, are simply stunning and certainly allow us to look upon new life and fully appreciate just how truly wondrous it is to behold.