Lomography Purple - 35mm Film
A refreshed formula for 2019 and one of the craziest 35mm emulsions on the market today!
Beautiful, bizarre, and very definitely purple - Lomography have created a film that will transport viewers of your photography into an alternative universe with surprising shades, colour shifts, and purple magic.
Lomography has been at the forefront of the analogue revolution for decades. Starting in 1992 with some Viennese students falling in love with the aesthetic of a particular Soviet camera (the iconic LC-A) - they founded a movement and a company that would introduce a new generation to the joys of plastic cameras and experimental film. Periodically innovating new cameras for existing formats - and sometimes bringing back formats specially for their cameras! - they are vibrant and creative
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Where we ship
When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Lomochrome Purple 35mm Film today and dive back into the fun of 35mm Lomography film photography!
I had been saving this film for a special occasion for a while but life’s too short. I loved experimenting with different colours shooting this film. It made me think differently about colour and what colours would work together. A completely different experience and would recommend to try this once. I will be buying more when it comes back into stock.
From the outset let me be honest and say I'm not the world's biggest fan of "experimental" films, I'm more of an Ektar/Portra/FP4+ sort of person. The roll of Lomochrome purple was one of my Wonderbox films. I decided to load it into one of my Pentax ME Supers and have some fun trying out my ultrawide 15mm lens, the 17mm fisheye and some more ordinary lenses. I metered at ISO100 but wasn't being overly fussy as the emulsion can be rated between 100 and 400. When the roll came back from the lab I was surprised at the range of colour shifts. Sometimes they were quite extreme, e.g., yellow daffs being anything between almost bright red and more subtle purply pinks. One of the photos was slightly tongue-in-cheek. My photo of a bench taken using "Let it snow" won the January comp. The judge said I should return with different films and different emulsions. So I did, and took the same image using the same SMC Pentax "K" 30mm f/2.8 lens on this film. Blow me down with a feather when it was "highly commended" in the April competition!
If you want control and know what you are aiming for in the final image, this isn't the film for you. If you want to let go and have fun, just trying things that might look interesting, then go for it. The results are like marmite, some will love them, some will hate them.
Lovely colours, shame it takes a roll of film to get used to how the colours work, especially with its rarity. overall, a wonderfully creative film, limited by its rarity.
Absolutely loved shooting and developing this film, I shot it fully manual in my Pentax ME Super on a sunny day with cloud, which played a little havoc with my metering. ISO was set at 200 as per the advice from AW's brilliant youtube video.
I visited a stretch of river that I have visited since youth and pretty much photographed to death over the years, but using this film instantly made me view everything through purple tinted spectacles. I was looking for every little interesting bit of green I could find and wherever possible a big chunk of blue sky when I had the chance.
I developed using Cinestill ECN2 process and therein lay my problem, the colour and contrast in the negatives was really washed out by using this process instead of C41, but in my eagerness to develop the film I just grabbed what I had to hand, but you live and learn and with some careful scanning and a smidge of colour correction in post and you can really see the awesome effects of this film.
I will invest in some C41 chems for my next roll and see how much of a difference it makes.
Tried this out with my rollei 35 led compact and rated it at 100 asa. The images produced seem very surrealistic. From images I have seen taken of Kodak aero film the colours look similar. is it a cut down of this film or an independently produced film. Not realt bothered on that though i love the images created. Home developed in Rollei c41 chemistry