I always wanted to try photographing things using Lomochrome Purple films.
Here is what the Lomography website says about the film: “This color negative film gives you a surreal analogue experience with its color shifting abilities . . . Blue becomes green, green becomes purple, pink becomes yellow. Red tones stay red, which keeps natural skin color quite natural.”
It was quite an experience because what you see on the viewfinder is not exactly what the camera will photograph.
The camera is 100% plastic and 100% manual. It doesn’t have any electronic part whatsoever. So, creating images using this digital camera involves a lot of guessing and fingers-crossings.
But, people don’t use this camera to create accurate and razor sharp images anyway; so, surprises, distortions, et cetera are some things I fully expected and welcome.
Since I also had my 35mm analog camera with me, I decided to grab a roll of 35mm Lomochrome Purple as well. I bought the film at a retail store; so, I didn’t have to purchase more than one roll at a time. But, I love the effects this film creates and looking forward to get a few more rolls in a near future.
(with some affiliate links to a retailer I trust)
- Diana F+ Medium Format Camera
- Nikon N75 (discontinued in January 2006) with 70-300mm f/4-5.6G Lens
- Lomography LomoChrome XR 100-400 120 Color Negative Film, Purple
- LomoChrome XR 100-400 35mm Color Negative Film, Purple
Neither sponsored nor endorsed by Amazon.com
[what this means]