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Tuesday, August 03, 2004


You all are invited.

A selection of my photographic work will be on display in the gallery at the Chicago Photography Center beginning this coming Sunday, August 8th.

I will be there in person for the opening reception from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

Chicago-area readers as well as out-of-towners are welcome to attend the show's reception then, see the photos, and say hello.

And for all of you art aficionados who like a little sustenance with your gallery visits, there will be lots of food, soft drinks, wine, and the like, all on the house.

See you this Sunday at the reception!

The Chicago Photography Center is located at 3301 North Lincoln Avenue, and parking is free all day Sunday.

ARTIST INFORMATION

J. H. Huebert was inspired to become a photographer during his travels to various venues across North America, as well as Central and South America, and England. He first studied black and white photography in depth under a private tutor, Craig "Cisco" Dietz, in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. He became associated with the Chicago Photography Center in 2002, while earning his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to black and white photography, Mr. Huebert has taken CPC courses in close-up photography, flash photography, and Polaroid transfer techniques.

Mr. Huebert’s work focuses primarily on black and white environmental portraits of the indigenous peoples of Guatemala, Peru, and Mexico, in addition to landscapes and pre-Columbian architecture in those areas. One of his most vibrant color photos, "
Mayan Weave," was featured on the cover of Mosaic, Spring 2004, and he is presently working on a one-year private project for the permanent collection of The Smithsonian. He mainly works in 35 mm format (Nikon N80), and does some medium format photography for fun with a Holga that was given to him by the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

While continuing his photographic work, Mr. Huebert will also begin full-time employment this fall as a law clerk for a judge of the United States Court of Appeals.


- posted by J. H. Huebert at 12:50 PM



Monday, August 02, 2004

Wow.

The Mises Institute amazes again and again by coming up with new and better ways to make as much material as possible on Austrian economics and liberty available to the entire world.

Go to Mises.org and you can watch this week's Mises University live in astonishingly clear streaming video.

What a benefit this will be to the world, in more ways than anyone could possibly know at this time.


- posted by J. H. Huebert at 12:50 PM



Sunday, August 01, 2004

Yes, it's that bad.

I'm referring, of course, to The Village, M. Night Shyamalan's much maligned -- but, as it turns out, not enough maligned -- new movie.

I thought about ranting at length about every detail of this idiotic movie, but Roger Ebert has
said it well enough, and I really don't feel like revisiting the unpleasant experience that was The Village now that it's over.

Perhaps, like me, you enjoyed the earlier Shyamalan films despite any faults they may have had, and are curious as to just how obvious the movie's twist is. Perhaps you think a movie with the talents of William Hurt, Adrien Brody, and Sigourney Weaver could not be entirely bad, and must have some redeeming value. I understand these feelings, but I urge you to just trust me on this one. If you want a brief spoiler-filled synopsis, let me know, and I'll give it to you, and you will then thank me for sparing you eight dollars and two agonizing hours. Just don't give Shyamalan your money for this garbage.

Shyamalan is a talented director, and that is evident even when he's working with the atrocious script here. He needs to stop writing the stories for his films, and stop relying on gimmick endings if he wants build a reputation as a great filmmaker.

The only redeeming part of my moviegoing experience was when the film burned apart, causing a delay of about 15 minutes, which meant we all got free passes, which I can now use to go see a better movie.


- posted by J. H. Huebert at 11:39 PM



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