Wingfield on exhibit at BWWMH

Published 10:15 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jared Wingfield is showing his photos on public exhibition for the first time at the Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital exhibit in the main hallway of the hospital. While he is proud of his art, he is not accustomed to be the focus of attention.

“I just don’t consider myself to be a professional photographer,” he laughed.

His 56 photographs on display through the end of December reflect sights of everyday life: buildings, nature, street scenes and other notable locations that he has seen in his travels.

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“My eye catches certain things,” he said. “Immanuel Kant once said that the starry hosts above and the moral law within are evidence for him that there is a creator. I see these things, and I say to myself, ‘There’s got to be something else there.’

“I see different designs; I see different lines in things. Whether it’s man through Him, our minds, our intellect attempting to create something or God in itself has created something, I see these things. There is definitely a starry host above, and there is evidence of something. I see beauty in different things.”

Wingfield doesn’t go out and look for his subjects. In essence, he lets them come to him.

“I do my best not to go out and look for something to photograph,” he said. “Generally, for me, it’s something that I happen by and see something that strikes my interest. I try to travel with a camera or I’ll come back to that spot and photograph it.”

Wingfield got his start through a contest in elementary school. He won a camera in an elementary school contest, and has kept taking photos.

Wingfield — a native of Lookout Mountain, Ga. — is a procurement manager at Cemex in Demopolis. He has been working there since 2003. In 2006, he went to Oxford, England, to study Christian apologetics and theology before returning to Demopolis.