Here, I compare the characteristics of the LomoChrome Purple, Redscale 100 and Redscale 50-200 for a model shoot.
I shoot a lot of models – with my camera and I shoot a lot of film. And I found myself wondering, what film would be best at capturing an “alternative” model?
So I checked out my fridge and found three films I’d like to compare to each other: the all new LomoChrome Purple which I had never shot with before, the Lomography Redscale 50-200 which I actually love and use a lot and the Lomography Redscale 100 with which I have had “mixed results” so far.
I decided to try them out on a model I love to work with: Jylke. We picked a place and date, grabbed outfits, film and my trusty Pentacon Six, and off we went!
First off: I love the Lomochrome Purple! I love the way it makes the greens look so alien. The reds keep well, albeit that Jylke’s skin looks a bit too bluish I think. I really think this film works well at giving the photos an alternative mood. I’m looking forward to using it again soon.
As expected, the Redscale 50-200 didn’t disappoint. I use this film a lot, even in the studio. Bodyscapes for instance look great with it. I would hesitate using the Lomochrome Purple in the studio, since there’s usually very little green in there.
The Redscale 100 underperformed. Or did it? I did find that when used as a ISO 50 film it didn’t. So I even learned something!
In the end, I love all three films. Lomochrome Purple I’ll use mostly outside, the RS50-200 is an all round film (inside and outside) and the RS100 is a good studio film.