LomoAmigo Daniel Stewart took a test roll of the new LomoChrome Metropolis out into the streets of Chicago and shot a beautifully grungy roll with his girlfriend. The unique look of the film with its muted, slightly shifted colors and strong contrasts turned out to be the perfect reflection of his model's punk/alternative style in front of the city's backdrop.
Could you give us a brief introduction about yourself and your approach/philosophy when it comes to photography?
My name is Danny and I’m primarily a portrait/editorial photographer based in Chicago.
Let's get technical! When you tested our new film, which camera, and lens did you use?
I used a Canon EOS 3 and a 24-70 2.8L and we shot in available light.
Could you say a few words about the photos you’ve taken with our new film?
They struck me immediately as a post-apocalyptic wasteland. This was perfect for my girlfriend’s style! She’s into more punk/alternative styling, which lent itself perfectly to the dark, grungy look of this film.
What are your thoughts about the new LomoChrome Metropolis film?
It’s an interesting stock filled with surprises. I don't think any two of my images looked the same, so as long as you’re prepared for that, I think it would be great fun for anyone try. I’d love to see it in a disposable.
In your own words, what makes this film unique?
The fact that each image on your roll has the potential to be different than the last. Everything from the colors to the grain can change in an instant. I think that in itself is extremely unique.
Would you use this film for street photography?
I think it would be interesting for sure. Especially in an urban explorer’s arsenal!
Based on your experience with the film, which situations do you think the film looks best?
Lots and lots of light. The shadows and dark areas can get a bit muddy.
Would you recommend this film with studio lights? flash and strobes? natural or available light?
I’d recommend shooting this in a situation where you can shape the light yourself. Whether with continuous lighting on a set or strobes in a studio. Available/Natural light could also work well.
Make sure to follow Daniel's analog work on his Instagram