Doubles With You: Pink, Violet and Blue by erikagrendel and marta1901


We are back with another exciting <a href=""> Doubles With You! </a>This time we are zooming in on this candy-toned album by Erika Grendelova, otherwise known as <a href="">erikagrendel</a>, and Marta Huguet Cuadrado, aka <a href="">marta1901</a>!

Credits: erikagrendel

Aptly titled as Pink, Violet, and Blue, this colorful album is a cross between four different places and was marvelously created using the LC-A+, the LC-Wide, and a roll of Lomography X Tungsten 64.

We asked Erika and Marta to share the story behind this lovely collaboration and here’s what we got:

What camera did you use and what film did you swap?

Erika Grendelova (EG): I used my good friend, Lomo LC-wide. For this particular double, we used a Lomography X Tungsten 64, which Marta sent to me.

Marta Huguet Cuadrado (MHC): I decided to use the Lomo LCA+ because it seems to be one of the cameras that people use the most for film swaps so I decided it was a good option. The film was Lomography X Tungsten 64 because I think that doubles look nicer when they have some homogeneous look.

What did you take pictures of and where?

EG: Those were mostly random scenes and pictures. That time, my friend Terka and I decided to go for a walk around the Prague Castle. I was trying to choose the best layers with details like walls and flowers but the weather that day was unpredictable and it rained a bit so I had to think quite fast.

MHC: I shot in three different places. One of them was Madrid, the city where I live. The second one was Segovia, which is a really amazing city with very impressive Roman architecture and lastly Munich, since I took my camera there and needed to finish the roll soon!

Credits: erikagrendel

Did you and your film swap partner talk about a theme for this film swap? Why or why not?

EG: We talked about general things you need to decide before the film swap – the film, the camera, but we did not talk about the theme. We discussed some random beautiful things in our towns. I do not remember why we decided to shoot that way, but I guess it gave us a bit more freedom to just walk around our favorite areas and shoot the best parts we know.

MHC: No, we decided to keep it casual. It was my first swap and I wanted it to be surprising!

What do you think about this film swap’s results? Please share with us your favorite photos from this swap.

EG: I think that the results are pretty awesome. As I said, it was a bit rainy when I shot so the lighting conditions were not at best but still the pictures look mostly wonderful. Lomography X Tungsten 64 is a great film and I am sad that it is no longer getting produced.

Here are some of my favorites:

Credits: erikagrendel

MHC: I think it was a nice album to start with the film swap tradition! I think the roll we use was a big success. The tones we got are giving the story a nice background.

My favorite shot from the album would be:

Credits: erikagrendel

Both Erika and Marta picked this photo as one of their favorites:

Credits: erikagrendel

Any funny or strange occurrences during this film swap?

EG: Nothing that I would recall. Only that some layers met in a quite funny way. They still make me smile. For example, on this picture I love how the layers met – morning coffee in tulips.

Credits: erikagrendel

MHC: Since it was my very first film swap, I was really really scared of it! I remember I needed weeks to start shooting it! And I have to confess I have a lot of rolls left to be swapped with people. But I am pretty exigent so I am afraid they will have to wait until I find a good idea for them. So please, everyone on that list forgive me! :)

How long did it take you to finish the swap?

EG: Well, I still have not finished one roll from Marta and as far as I know she still have two from me to shoot. Getting the rolls was pretty quick. The only problem is that you are not always gonna be in a mood to shoot doubles. Sometimes, you can get a bit mean and just save the roll just for yourself but I really love film swaps. It is a great way to visit places I would not have gone to and a great way of keeping in touch with other lomographers!

MHC: Uhhh, the first part didn´t take too long because I got Erika’s parcel pretty fast. But I didn’t immediately shoot over the rolls she sent me because, as I said, I like to have an inspiration first to achieve the result I like and film is not cheap at all. I want everybody to be happy with our collaboration and that takes time!

Credits: erikagrendel

Would you like to do more film swaps soon? Anyone in mind? Or a theme maybe?

EG: Well, of course yes. I would love to shoot more, but this year is a bit hectic for me. I hope I will have more time soon to finish some double rolls that are still waiting for me. On the other hand, I would love to do some film swaps with somebody from other continents. So far I have visited USA and Europe so maybe someone from Asia?

MHC: I have some people already on the list so… yeah! They will happen anytime soon. As for themes, I am feeling more and more comfortable with portraits lately, so I think I will like to shoot some doubles where my layer features some female portraits lit with artificial light, and probably in black and white. That’s the very first thing I want to try!

written by icequeenubia on 2014-06-21 in #lifestyle #doubles-with-you


  1. marta1901
    marta1901 ·

    @icequeenubia thanks for the interview! @erikagrendel dear thank you for being my first swap! I know I still owe you many swaps but I promise they'll arrive :) :*

  2. erikagrendel
    erikagrendel ·

    @icequeenubia thank you for this interview!!!! @marta1901 it was a pleasure and thank you for these wonderful photos too! I am looking forward for the other results! :* <3

  3. icequeenubia
    icequeenubia ·

    Thank you for your time, @marta1901 and @erikagrendel! Looking forward to seeing the results from your other film swap! :D

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