Hi Francesco, welcome back! You've tried our LomoChrome Turquoise film for the first time: tell us about your expectations vs the results you got.
Hi there! Thanks for giving me the chance to try this film, it's always nice to go on an adventure with something new, especially if the results are unusual and innovative compared to the usual. Like any Lomo XR, with variable ISO, I found it useful to expose it at 100-200 iso as on very sunny days it was handy for exposure settings. I chose to try it in several different locations but with similar green and yellow tones.
This Turquoise proved, with its results, to be really dynamic and engaging. I appreciated the variable performance on many types of green and the balance of light on white and yellow is really pleasing to the eye.
Have you ever tried other color-shifting films before?
Yes, I have shot the LomoChrome Purple in medium format and I am waiting for a good opportunity to test the Metropolis on both formats.
What do you think about experimental films?
They are always a turning point, especially to break out of the canons of classic films that can sometimes be boring. Experimental films provide different points of view, they help us to better perceive the value of the colors around us. They are an integral part of the "diet" of an analogue photographer.
Where were these fantastic photos taken?
I shot these photos between Umbria and Campania, 2 regions in Italy.
What camera did you use?
My very faithful Mamiya RZ67 with the 110 mm f2.8.
What advice would you give to someone using this film for the first time?
Have fun without thinking too much. The beauty of the unknown mixed with the surprise effect can give you spectacular shots to keep in your archives. You never know how they will come out even in full-light control, which makes it all the more exciting. Dedicate yourself to specific projects to increase the value of your photographs!
In your previous interview you mentioned that you were working on new photographic projects, how are they going?
I recently published my first zine called Terre: Umbre, a collection of panoramas taken during the pandemic, highlighting values such as loneliness and isolation, which we have all experienced during these, now two, years of the pandemic. You can find it here. However, I'm already thinking of new projects to work on, not excluding an experimental use of some films!
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