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Lomography x Nixon Surf Challenge : When the Lomochrome Purple Film Goes Surfing

The Lomography team is very proud of having supported the Nixon team during the six-day Nixon Surf Challenge 2014 in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. The infamous Lomochrome Purple film even got the chance to meet the riders and capture some fantastic landscapes on the Pacific Ocean !

Last May, a surf team from Nixon headed up North to discover one of the most unknown regions of the world, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and take on some scary waves in the freezing ocean. Because we wanted them to have the best snaps of these precious moments, Lomography lended some cameras, films and lenses to the team photographers and surfers who were out to conquer this extremely cold location.

What’s certain is that we were thrilled to see the results when they came back from the trip ! Team Nixon’s snapshots took our breath away and took us afar, to another place and another time, without getting us out of our office chairs. The LomoChrome Purple film sure contributed to the magic of the pictures, transforming the Russian landscape into something never before seen. Discover this marvelous series of photos, oddly warmed by the purple tones of the negative film.

If you liked this series, you might also appreciate Alex Laurel’s Petzval shots of the Red Square in Moscow.

The LomoChrome Purple film is now readily available at the Online Shop in both 35mm and 120 film. Enjoy the amazing richness and undeniable purple tones of this film and give your analogue photos a sudden kick of fresh color. Grab a roll or two or even a cartful at the Lomography Online Shop now !

Lomography has teamed up with Nixon for the Nixon Surf Challenge 2014 by lending some cools cameras as well as the Lomography X Zenit Petzval Lens. While surfers of the Nixon team faced the icy waves of the Kamchatka Peninsula, we asked you to show us your interpretation of what “riding life” is a ll about with a photo contest. View the contest entries here and let yourself be carried away by the sound of the waves and incredible colors captured by our Lomographers.

written by lomographyfrance and translated by lomographyfrance

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