The Lomography LomoChrome Turquoise film is already a very unique film emulsion, but if you use it in a film soup it can reach another level of weird and wonderful brilliance! Experimental analogue photographer Carlos Del Rio-Bermudez shared his homemade film soup using a very special recipe. So prepare your ingredients and a roll of LomoChrome Turquoise!
The Pomegranate Mimosa – Lomography Edition
This recipe is inspired by a quintessential love cocktail, the Mimosa. To make things a bit spicier, I made a less known version of the Mimosa by adding pomegranate (a natural aphrodisiac) and a bit of gin. In this 35 mm cocktail, the champagne bubbles interact with highly acidic fruits to create unique color variations and sensual shapes.
- Champagne or Cava (250 ml)
- Orange juice in brick (250 ml)
- 1 Orange
- 1/2 Pomegranate
- 1 shot of Gin
- 1 roll of LomoChrome Turquoise film (shot at 100 ISO)
- Set 500 ml of water to boil in a medium size pot.
- While the water heats up, cut the orange in half and deseed half of the pomegranate. Use a blender to create a natural juice using half of the orange and the pomegranate seeds. Save the orange peel and set this juice aside.
- As soon as the water starts boiling, slowly add the Champagne or Cava, the natural orange/pomegranate juice you prepared, and some more orange juice from the brick.
- While the mix is boiling, throw in your LomoChrome Turquoise 35 mm roll in the pot and stir vigorously for 2-3 minutes.
- While the mix is still hot, transfer the contents of the pot (including the roll of film) into a large plastic container (make sure the container can be sealed) and add the orange zest from the peel and a shot of gin.
- Place the lid on the plastic container and SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE the mix as hard as you can. Repeat this step every 30 minutes for the first few hours of brewing.
- Leave the roll of film in the plastic container for 5 days, vigorously shaking the mix at least 2-3 times a day.
- After this brewing period, allow the film to dry in a container with rice for a period of 2-3 weeks.
- Load your lovely souped LomoChrome Turqouise in your favorite camera and HAVE FUN!
Carlos Del Rio-Bermudez was born in Granada (Spain). Both science and art have been the two main driving forces in his life since he was fairly young. He is a neuroscientist and has studied/worked in several countries, including Iceland, USA, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. For many years, photography was simply a tool for him to document these travels and the people he encountered along the way. However, this changed when he ventured into the world of analogue photography. One frame at a time, analogue techniques allow him to use a wide range of tools to experiment with images and alter reality as we see it.
Ultimately, he is drawn to the parallels between scientific experimentation in the laboratory and analogue manipulations in the darkroom. He is currently working on his first photobook, 'Aguaespejo 2.0', where his aim is to offer a dreamy and often psychedelic interpretation of the cultural and architectural heritage of his hometown.