LomoChrome Purple Film - Lomography 120
Our Price: £11.00 GBP100312
A refreshed formula for 2019 and one of the craziest emulsions on the market today! Beautiful, bizarre, and very definitely purple - your photographs will transport your viewers into an alternative universe with colour shifts and surprising shades.
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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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 120 Film today and dive back into the fun of medium format Lomography film photography!
Lomochrome purple provides an aesthetic similar to old school colour infrared film, without the inconvenience of having to find such rare stock and pay exorbitant prices for it. It also doesn't require a filter to provide the effects, which is an added advantage over colour infrared. The film has mild/moderate grain for a 400 speed film, somewhat mitigated by the 120 format, and this gives high acutance and apparent sharpness. The colours are unique, and if you like the effect it's pretty much the only way of obtaining such results.
One practical issue is that I find automated lab scans don't do this film justice, as the autocorrecting of colours on commercial scanners gets confused. Results from home scans are much cleaner when scanned totally flat, with no autocorrection of any sort. As such, I'd recommend scanning yourself, wherever possible!
Naturally, the results of such a film can be somewhat unpredictable, but much of the excitement is being pleasantly surprised by the way the film responds to different conditions.
You can shoot this from 100-400 and the effects will be a little bit different. I tend to shoot it at 400 because it is rare to have a super sunny clear day.
I'm not particularly sure what to expect out of this film, I shot at ASA 400 and overdeveloped for a more dreamy look! Using Tetenal's C-41 kit the film yielded relatively decent amounts of grain and good sharpness. Lomochrome Purple can definitely make something very typical and make it look more exotic, calm and artificial, as you can see with my test shot (handheld scan with my DSLR, it's not a great representation of quality).
In a nutshell; it's any other colour negative film, but purple. It encourages you to think differently about composition, working exceptionally well in more urban environments with blueish-greys coming out more true to their colour for a good contrast, as with a blue sky, which can create a nice subtle contrast with the purple for landscapes/architecture.
Thoroughly enjoyed shooting it, though a good photo in true colour may not be a good photo with this film.
Lomochrome Purple is gorgeous. Is gives an almost IR feel to the images with varying degrees of light reddy pink to deep purple. Some colours show through the oriole, a few seem to show up a nice shade of green for an interesting look. I used a roll in my pinhole and one in Holga. I feel it is a film suited for a variety of uses. Though maybe not for standard portrait or landscape with realistic colours (obviously). Get some and have fun with it!
This film is great to create otherworldly landscapes or portraits - particularly with a lot of green in them which then takes on the various shades of purple.
In my experience the effect is most pleasing when exposed at 200 iso. At slower speed the effect is less pronounced, at 400 I find the film starts to lose some of its clarity.
The only slight downside is that it's a bit grainier than I would have expected for a 120 film.