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Argenti Vivid Arrow

A few months ago I bought this film on the internet, honestly I felt seduced by the description of the film. "color negative film 400 ISO inspired by the Eggleston's aesthetics."

I really do not know why I was so suggestible, because I really had no idea what the “Eggleston’s aesthetics” means. So I bought it and then I started to investigate…

William Eggleston (Memphis, EEUU, July 27, 1939) was the first photographer to achieve color photography as an art worthy of exposure. Before Eggleston, it was only the black and white photography were considered a piece of art, Eggleston’s most striking and famous work, that mark the before and after was The Red Ceiling also know as Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973.

The Red Ceiling by William Eggleston

What makes it comparable to Eggleston’s photography was the high contrast and strong saturation of this film. I’m quite sure that deep in his heart, Eggleston is indeed a Lomographer, because we all want this kind of look – crazy saturation!

With all the information, I knew what I could expect from this film. I decided to upload my Lomo LC-A shots using this film, nothing better for a film that tends to saturate the colors than a Minitar 1 lens of my beloved Russian Lomo. The results are lots of photos full of color and charm…undoubtedly I will use it again.

written by makny


  1. superlighter


    wow! great film and stunning location!

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  2. nural


    seriously, great photos!!!

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  3. vicuna


    wow, this film has indeed very strong colors!! And your pictures are great as well! :)

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  4. -alia-


    Love the photos* exceptional colours!!

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  5. mephisto19


    super cool!!!

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  6. dirklancer


    where is this? it is beautiful!

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  7. herbert-4


    Excellent review and photosof glorious location!!

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  8. niko_fuzzy


    the film sure give fine grains & nice color negative compared to others.

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  9. wallflowersforjane


    the clouds looke unreal, so soft and fluffy!

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  10. disdis


    I have some at home waiting to be used!

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  11. makny


    Thanks a lot for all the nice comments!!! and this photos were taken on Marvao on Portugal...

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  12. sammy_a


    where can you get it?

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