We've said it again and again – the LomoChrome Purple delivers various color-shifting effects depending on the lighting conditions and the ISO you set it to. Some get lilacs and pinks, others get lavenders and blue-greens. We're always excited to see how it's used by different photographers because no two are alike. Here's our latest batch of social media testers and their thoughts about the film!
A photographer and admin assistant based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ashley Jensen and her friend Sarah thrifted the outfit that you see in this LomoChrome Purple photo shoot. Driving to the Salt Flats took them almost two hours, but they were confident that they'll pull off an amazing shoot, given the location and sunset.
"I loved the LomoChrome Purple! As it was my first time shooting it, I didn’t know exactly what to expect but they turned out amazing and isn’t that one of the best parts about film?!" She used a Canon Elan 7 and Canon 35L lens, which is her favorite combo for film work. " I shot at the whole roll at 200 ISO. I’ll have to experiment with different ISO’s next time!"
We asked Ashley to share a few words with future LomoChrome Purple users. "Have fun with it! It’s a great roll to experiment with and the tones come out amazing." Thank you, Ashley, and we can't wait to see more of your photos!
Benedetta Falugi is a photographer from Tuscany, Italy. When asked about her experience in using the LomoChrome Purple, she shares, "It was funny. I love to photograph without expecting absolutely no precise results. I am not a "rational" photographer, so the more surprising the negatives come out, the more exciting the experience is for me."
For this shoot, Benedetta paired the LomoChrome Purple with a Lomography camera. "I used the Sardina, the one I received from you thanks to winning TEN AND ONE Lomography Awards this year."
Among the photos from the roll, Benedetta chooses this photo as her favorite:
The one by a countryside road, with the tree and hills in the background. I just remember I stopped the car quickly and shot, it was summer sunset, the light was perfect but the mood that came out is totally different from the “reality”. I love it for this. I like to think it was my real mood.
Abiyoga Pamungkas is a meat inspector from Brisbane, Australia. His Instagram account, @tetapanalog, is a feed of quick film reviews. " I’m a digital person who is starving for analogue technologies, that’s why, as @tetapanalog, I explore any kind of film I could shoot."
Compared to standard color negatives, we asked his opinion on the LomoChrome Purple. "This film is on another planet than other regular CN Films. It's magical, it brings you to your deepest creative minds, however it still a tricky film to shoot. I was exploring how this film could turn out, the most basic that you need to know is: Green changes to Purple and Blue changes to Green. No need for other words, my target is to find some green grass with a blue sky on it."
I used a Fujica GS 645. did not try any ISO aside from 400 or box speed ISO. But I did try to overexpose it in some pictures. In my opinion, when you try to overexpose, it could fade the purple-ish color but if you do underexpose the film it will turn into bold purple. It's just a reference on how purple-ish look do you need for your picture.
How about his favorites from the roll? "These two pictures are my favorite from 15 frames that I shot. At first, I do respect that Lomography makes a new formula on LomoChrome Purple that looks stable in each picture. Simply, those pictures are perfectly on a good spot that I recommended to anyone (green grasses + blue sky). I just found out that even if this film makes your picture turns purple it still makes skin tones look good."
For anyone new to this kind of film, you could try to go to open space with any green grass with blue sky as I mentioned before. But also, I'm thinking - if you're creative you could take a risk and just do everything with it and experiment in the low light with some colored lighting. Keep in mind that overexposing causes the purple to fade and also underexposing causes the purple to be stronger in the picture, you decide! It's camera-friendly, you can use point and shoot, SLR, RF, or even medium format (with the 120 version of this film). The key point is how you maximize your gear to shoot some unique film.
Thank you to our social media testers! Stay tuned for more film reviews soon.