Photographer Elénore Wismes shares with us a series of photos bathed in sunlight at Sables-d’Olonne in France. And what's better to shot maritime landscapes than our new emulsion LomoChrome Metropolis XR 100–400? Eléonore accepted to test our new film, the French photographer gives her opinion and shares her photos in this article full of summer feelings.
Could you give us a brief introduction about yourself and your approach/philosophy when it comes to photography?
I am Eléonore Wismes and I have been mainly doing travel photography for several years, then fashion and portrait. I work most of the time in analogue. I also love to mix paint and photography.
Let's get technical! When you tested our new film, which camera, and lens did you use? Did you use strobes or available light?
I shot with my Nikon FM2 with a 35–70 lens and with natural light.
Could you say a few words about the photos you’ve taken with our new film?
They are photos of my friend Charlotte Deniel, on holiday at Sables-d’Olonne.
Finally, what are your thoughts about the new Metropolis film?
I'm quite surprised by the result. As a person who loves colour, I was a bit afraid of having a bit dark contrast. But finally, I found the touch with sweetness in the color rendering of the film.
How did the overall look of the film complements your photographic style?
I don't really know what it brings to my style but I really like how the warm colors render.
In your own words, what makes this film unique?
It's unique mostly because of its color rendering.
Would you use this film for street photography?
Totally! I think it would be ideal for street photo.
Would you use this film for portraits?
I'm a little bit less sure because it is very contrasty, I'm not sure it will enhance the skin grain. I would have to try it again haha.
Based on your experience with the film, which situations do you think the film looks best?
I really like the lady from the back. I think it's the perfect film for street photography, for outdoor work.
Would you recommend this film with studio lights? flash and strobes? natural or available light?
It depends on what results you are looking for... Yes, if you want an image with high contrasts. In my opinion, natural light is always the best of all.