Michelle on the radio! KUOW's Sound Focus
I was interviewed for KUOW's fantastic arts program, Sound Focus, on June 12th, 2008. It's a great 9-minute interview about Holgas, how I came to love them, and the place low-tech photography and art have in people's lives.
If you missed it, it's available here:
Listen to the interview
or online: Sound Focus.
To skip to my bit, it's at minute 43:30.
At 2:50 p.m. ? The Art of the Holga
A professional digital camera can cost you over five thousand dollars. A plastic toy camera called a Holga will run you about twenty five bucks. At that price, you may not expect the Holga to do much. But local photographer Michelle Bates has staked a good part of her career on this mass market Chinese gadget. She writes about the Holga and shares some of her Holga photos in her book, Plastic Cameras, Toying with Creativity.
*This was rebroadcast on August 4th, 2008 as well.
All images © Michelle Bates Photography.