The first episode of MN Original featured Alec Soth, Heather Doyle, the Twilight Hours, two students from MacPhail Center for the Arts, and Joe Paquet, as well as additional music by local musicians. I had never heard of any of these people before, so it was really interesting see the artistic talents Minnesota has to offer. I definitely enjoyed Alec Soth's pictures. There's something about them that really catches my eye, but I don't know what to call it. Kind of like a superficial simplicity covering a very complex picture. At first glance, his pictures are pretty simple: an ice house, a woman on a sofa, a man standing. But when you stop and really look at it, you can see deeper into the story behind the picture.