LomoChrome Purple Film - 35mm
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!
Weird, occasionally beautiful film that gives results ranging from rather 'meh' to 'daaaamn that's good'. Lomochrom Purple definitely likes plenty of light, so don't even think about shooting it at EI 400 or pushing any further than that - the purple effect will be reduced but also the film itself is quite grainy and not all that sharp. However, when it works - it REALLY works! I had lots and lots of fun shooting it during a summer vacation in sunny Portugal: the combination of sun, plenty of vegetation and water surfaces turned out to be a winning combo with this stock. If that is out of reach, your local park on a sunny day may also do the trick. It can be used for portraits but I wasn't too impressed with the skintones.
Really wild switched colours with still fairly accurate skin tones creates a unique shooting experience.
I shot this at 400 ISO and took it to a park, it was during autumn so all the leaves were falling and turning colours, and with lomochrome purple all of the leaves turned a beautiful pink, really good for experimenting with plants and portraits.
I struggled to get some of the ethereal results others get - possibly I just wasn't exposing properly - but I did get some really interesting photos of the Space Needle whilst on holiday that have that retro futurist vibe.
The tones were great and the outcome was a nice surprise. In a professional setting, using this film would be quite difficult, thus four stars.
However, using this film allowed me to focus on the highlights and the colours that would be pouring in. I set out to take some portraits and street photography. I found that in sunny natural light it really worked on bringing out darker tones in hair and shadows. However for the street setting I found the results to look a little amateur. In larger settings the detail was present but the variation in colour reminded me that it’s an experimentally film and should be used with this in mind.
Overall, great idea and as usual good quality from lomo.