The Film Swappers Society: City Wandering with the LomoChrome Metropolis by klawe and guja


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.

Credits: klawe

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."
Credits: klawe

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."

Currently, Klaus is participating in an international ring exchange film swap initiated by @ofchanceandchoice.

Credits: klawe

Follow Klaus and Gudrun for more of their analogue experiments as klawe and guja!

2021-05-27 #people #film-swap #film-swappers-society

LomoChrome Metropolis 35 mm ISO 100–400

This film comes with a unique chemical formula specifically developed in our Lomography film manufactory, which desaturates colors, mutes tones and makes contrasts pop.


  1. ofchanceandchoice
    ofchanceandchoice ·

    Beautiful images, thank you for sharing <3

  2. rolfmg
    rolfmg ·

    Great images and article - I missed the deadline though to participate in the swap initiative of ofchanceandchoice.......@ofchanceandchoice @klawe @guja

  3. klawe
    klawe ·

    Thank you very much @rolfmg & @ofchanceandchoice
    The first round of the international film swap project is in full swing with over 50 participants. A second round will definitely follow :-)

  4. ofchanceandchoice
    ofchanceandchoice ·

    @rolfmg Hoping for a fall/winter edition, hope to have you with us then ;-)

  5. 35mm_marlena
    35mm_marlena ·


  6. klawe
    klawe ·

    @35mm_marlena Thank you very much :-)

  7. lomodesbro
    lomodesbro ·

    The very best of Lomography. Congrats

  8. klawe
    klawe ·

    @lomodesbro Thanks a lot!

  9. klawe
    klawe ·

    @35mm_marlena Thank you very much :-)

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