Alternative Camera Specialist Michelle Bates Hosts Exhibition at Freestyle’s Creative Center For Photography

The Freestyle Creative Center for Photography is proud to host a premier showing of Holga images by Freestyle Advisory Board member Michelle Bates, titled “Toying With Creativity”. Michelle is a champion of the alternative (or "toy") camera genre, noted especially for her work with the all-plastic Holga camera. Her award-winning pictures have been featured and published across the nation, most recently in her new book "Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity," considered by many the definitive primer for the world of toy camera photography. Michelle's images evoke a multitude of emotions, from poignant to whimsical to ethereal. They are a throwback to days when photography was considered more of a joyous activity than a specialized craft.

“Toying With Creativity” will commence on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 6:00 PM, with an artist reception and book signing, which is open to the public. In addition, Michelle will present a highly informative seminar on the Holga and other plastic cameras, as part of Freestyle's Saturday Lecture Series, Saturday, February 24, at 1:00 PM, at the Creative Center For Photography. Details about “Toying With Creativity”, The Saturday Lecture Series, and Michelle Bates can be found via the following links: