Photography does not always have to be a solitary activity. There's extra fun and a different kind of accomplishment when you're doing the analogue routine with your fellow Lomographers. Film swapping is a common and fun way for us to interact and grow as artists. Sharing a single roll of film for two (or more!) parties create the most distinctive and special multiple exposures. Lomographers such as Klaus, a.k.a. klawe and Gudrun, a.k.a. guja share their film swap project from last October using a roll of the LomoChrome Metropolis film.
Klaus' film swap with Gudrun is the very first between them, but the two have collaborated before with other Lomographers such as @captainfantastic (three years ago) and @rolfmg (last September).Gudrun took their shots between September-October in Germanhausen, Eisenhüttenstadt, Wittenberg and Ferropolis, while Klaus' photos were from Berlin-Charlottenburg. Klaus shared:
"It was a pretty rainy day between 1st and 2nd covid lockdown. The visit to the exhibition and the subsequent dinner with friends.was good compensation. In the afternoon I was excited about the results of this swap itself... This is also my first and only Metropolis film with good results."
The Metropolis film wasn't originally meant to be a swap and was already exposed by Gudrun using her Canon EOS 5. Klaus wanted to use a different EOS motor drive system so he opted to load the film with his Canon EOS 500. After the swap was completed, Klaus developed the film in Tetenal C41 at 44.3°C. Cool blues for the architecture and lush greens on nature's elements. The contrast of subjects harmonizes and brings out the best assets of the LomoChrome Metropolis film's color scheme.
"The best swap materials at the time of the LomoPurple and the Metropolis. Both films can be exposed by the swap partners between 160 and 800 ASA, without any notice in the Standard C41 development. This is much more complicated in black and white films. If you don't know the camera of the swap partner yet, you should mark frame 00 in the tense state of your own camera after inserting with a waterproof pen, so that there are no large overlaps. One should always take pictures in landscape format or agree more precisely."