Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Questions and Fear

What if, when the God you have chosen calls you, the voice sounds like gulls crying at the sea? Or imagine, instead, that your God sounds like a fine teacup shattering against stone? That would be almost pleasing, but probably unlikely. I read about your God just yesterday, that he killed John Lennon and some others because they did not appropriately fear him. Well...he did not kill them directly; he hired the deed done, more or less.

I am not sure why we need a God that hunts us down, or even dislikes our thoughts from time to time. I am no deep thinker. God has his name and I suppose you gave him his reasons, too. And, ultimately, aren't we insignificant? Isn't that entirely the point?

--Mitchell Hegman

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Double and a Single

In photography, I am most fascinated by unaltered pictures that are so visually striking and abstract they seem electronically manipulated. I took this picture on my way to work early one morning as I crossed the causeway at Lake Helena. The quality of light and the response of colors and refection's make the duck appear to be cutting through a false lake.

--Mitchell Hegman