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Through his viewfinder

Dr. Henry Wicker, in his office. Behind him are pcitures he took of daughters Carmen and Simone

Dr. Henry Wicker had his Leica over his shoulder at a recent reception sponsored by the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He rarely goes anywhere without his camera.

Wicker, 51, has been a surgeon in the Fredericksburg area for 20 years, but he’s been an amateur photographer for much longer. Wicker said he learned photography at age 12. His father, an ophthalmologist, taught an optics course and encouraged his son to take part. “It was fascinating for me,” he said.

Today, he has a self-published book of his photos, “Through My Viewfinder.” His pictures also can be found throughout his Pratt Medical Center office at Mary Washington Hospital and in the emergency room and the lobby at the new Spotsylvania hospital. Wicker is chairman of its board of trustees.

Wicker said he enjoys taking “street” pictures and landscapes. His Flickr collections also include plenty of photos of Fredericksburg and his family: wife, Donna, and daughters, Carmen and Simone.  

The web site for Wicker’s book can be found here Some of  his pictures:

 

 

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  • http://constantnever.blogspot.com wizard1073

    Dr. Wicker took my appendix out 12 years ago. Excellent surgeon and a very friendly person. Glad to see he is doing well and is enjoying photography. (My wife and I do to!)

  • http://YAHOO ANGIE

    I WOULDNT LET THIS SO CALLED DOTOR TOUCH ME WITH A TEN FOOT POLE IF MY LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.

  • Lisa

    I was so excited to see this nice article on Dr. Wicker. He is truly a great photographer and an amazing surgeon!!! He truly saved my life 4 yrs. ago performing an emergency surgery due to me having had an infection after having my daughter. If it hadn’t been for him, I wouldn’t be here today to raise and enjoy life with my daughter. I will forever be greatful and Blessed to have him as my surgeon!!!!

  • http://AOL Gloria Linton

    I worked with his father at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was a wonderful man and a nice person to work with.

    Wondered if his son had a recent picture of his father.