LomoChrome Purple 120 and 35mm: Expect the Radical!

I was given a roll of LomoChrome Purple 120 by a friend who was keen for me to try it out since he didn't have a medium format camera. I really didn't expect the results I got when I took it out for a test run on a bright winter's day in London.

Credits: myahcat

Seeing a film that’s branded as ‘purple’, that’s what I thought I’d get – purple images not far from the tones I had found in the Lomography X Tungsten 64 film. I was quite astonished when the photos included greens, blues, greys, and pinks – not the results I expected at all. But still, they were results I really loved.

Credits: myahcat

So those were the results during winter and outdoors. With my next roll I decided to mix things up a bit. I loaded it again into my *Diana F+*
and headed out to Victoria in London and to Westminster Cathedral. The tower there is known for its spectacular views over London, and on a hazy day I was intrigued to see what the *LomoChrome Purple 120* film can do. Shooting the views and then some interior shots of the cathedral, I again found that the film yielded extraordinary results.

Credits: myahcat

Pleasingly, I scanned the negatives myself on my Epson V500 and they required no tweaks to secure the effects.

So much for the 120 film. I now wanted to try a *LomoChrome Purple 35mm* roll in my *LC-Wide*, a camera that was compatible with so many film types. This time I shot during a rainy day in Paris and Versailles under dull lighting conditions.

Credits: myahcat

While I expected the the array of purples and greens, I didn’t see the grainy hues of the Arc de Triomphe – the film picks out details and creates a really unique appearance. I set my LC-Wide at ISO 200 and that seemed to overexpose one or two of the images. I’m keen to try the film on different settings to experience the full range of colors.

When indoors, purples are the accented color; when outdoors, greens and greys appear cleanly. But it seems to me that the LomoChrome film decides the hues for itself. This effect will surely blow your mind. Lomographers, expect something radical when you shoot with this film!

written by myahcat on 2014-08-01 in #reviews #colours #grey #lomochrome-purple-xr-100-400-120 #lc-wide #green #lomochrome #paris #120 #blue #35mm #diana #london #pink #purple

More Interesting Articles

  • Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    written by hannah_brown on 2015-04-06 in #gear #reviews
    Falling In Love With The LC-A 120

    There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.

  • Fresh from the Lab: My First LomoChrome Purple Shots

    written by simonesavo on 2014-07-04 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: My First LomoChrome Purple Shots

    These are the results of a day of touring Rome with a medium format camera, a roll of Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400, and the fear of failure of development.

  • Fresh from the Lab: 1990

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-08 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: 1990

    A weekend without a lomowalk seems bad, at least for me. One Saturday morning, I decided to join my friends in their lomowalk. It was all cloudy at first but it didn't stop me from going out and walking. I brought my new Nikon FM2 and some expired rolls, just to test my camera. Was it just me being sleepy, or was my Nikon FM2 acting up? My photos turned out grainy, pale, and, in my opinion, looking so 1990s?

    1
  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    written by Amber Valentine on 2015-04-21 in #world #tipster
    Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.

  • Fresh from the Lab: My First Roll of Film with the New Petzval Lens

    written by pearlgirl77 on 2014-11-14 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: My First Roll of Film with the New Petzval Lens

    Many of you may be aware that I was able to test the New Petzval Lens beforehand, but I finally got my own personal Petzval lens very recently. Of course I had to take it out for a spin immediately!

    2
  • Spinner 360: Pull the Cord and Let the Magic Happen!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-09 in #reviews
    Spinner 360: Pull the Cord and Let the Magic Happen!

    The story between the Spinner 360 and I goes way back to the year 2010, when Lomography decided to send me a beta model of the Spinner 360 to test. It was a complete surprise! I thought, "What the hell is that?" as I first took this camera out of the package. Then, when my little brother grabbed it from me and pulled the cord, it buzzed and turned 360°! We all had the same expression: "Whoa..."

    4
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • The World, According to Herr Willie: The Amazon

    written by wil6ka on 2015-04-09 in #world #locations
    The World, According to Herr Willie: The Amazon

    It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.

    6
  • An Uplifting Approach to Street Photography

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-05-04 in #world #lifestyle
    An Uplifting Approach to Street Photography

    Two photographers used urban photography to paint a positive picture of San Francisco's Tenderloin District.

  • Lomography Film Photography Day 2015 Round-Up!

    written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-05-04 in #world #news #events
    Lomography Film Photography Day 2015 Round-Up!

    Film Photography Day celebrations organized by Lomography Gallery Stores worldwide in April proved to be a huge success, thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun. Find out how film aficionados commemorated the much-anticipated day in our Gallery Stores in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Paris, and New York City through this photo gallery!

  • Shop News

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Immortalize your best shot on Aluminium!

    Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.

  • 12 Months, 12 Projects: April - The Long Exposure Waterfall

    written by Maaike van Stratum on 2015-05-04 in #world #lifestyle
    12 Months, 12 Projects: April - The Long Exposure Waterfall

    For this month's photo project, I tried to take a long exposure picture of a waterfall. It was a hard quest.

    2
  • Photo of the Day by lostlittlekid

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-05-04 in #world #news
    Photo of the Day by lostlittlekid

    A skulk of foxes confronts a big raven in this psychedelic panorama.

    1
  • Through the Dollhouse with Melanie Martinez

    written by mindofmyra on 2015-05-04 in #people #lomoamigos
    Through the Dollhouse with Melanie Martinez

    Melanie Martinez is a woman of many talents. Not only is she a unique singer and songwriter, but she is also an avid photographer who captures the tour life from a perspective like no other. It's time to share the special moments of her Dollhouse Tour and to figure out what makes her mind tick.