Lomography's new emulsion, the Lomography Color X-Pro Sunset Strip, brings new wonders and opportunities for the Lomography community. I can't wait to get my hands on more: it may be my new favorite film!
I had heard a lot about the Lomography Sunset Strip: it was really grainy, created a nice sepia effect, was some what sensitive, overall an average film. Despite some of the mundane comments about the film, I was eager to get some rolls in my hands and try them out myself. I took my Minolta Maxxum STsi, ultra zoom lens, and a roll to the Singapore Zoo in the hopes of getting some great snaps. I honestly couldn’t be more happy of the results.
one of my favorites of the roll :)
The first thing that I love about this film is the unexpected colors. Expecting something close to a redscale film, this film is jam packed with awesome colors. If you go to the album these pictures are from: Sunset Shots at the Zoo! observe the color bar below the picture description. The color bar is overflowing with pinks, blues, reds, and greens! I got shades in the pictures I took like no other shade I had ever seen.
I will admit, this film is very grainy. But don’t let that stop you fellow lomographer! Grain is actually a charming aspect of this film and makes it unlike any other film lomography has to offer. Sometimes it can give your photos a texture that makes it more interesting and fun:
One last thing I love about this film is the tone. In my experience with this film, my subject tends to be outlined in this sort of glow. This “glow” makes pictures look soft and dreamy, paired with the right camera (I think I am going to pair it with my Diana Mini to get some more dreamy effect in the photos) this film can work wonders.
So is this my new favorite film? I’m not sure yet, but so far I have really enjoyed my first experience shooting with this film… maybe I will grow more attached to it in the future. One thing is for certain: I can’t wait to get my hands on another role!