Caleb Knueven Explores the Light of LomoChrome Color '92

In our first introduction of film photographer Caleb Knueven, we were transported to a turquoise world of Joshua Tree, California. We learned that Caleb is a true lover of analogue and adventure, especially captivated by gritty landscapes and the depiction of light and shadows.

We thought his pure enthusiasm for film made him a perfect tester of our new LomoChrome Color '92. Let's see how he explored the new formula. Be sure to check out his YouTube video review below our conversation!

Photos by Caleb Knueven

Hi Caleb, welcome back to the Online Magazine! Can you tell us what you’ve been up to creatively these days?

Thanks so much, I’m glad to be back in this digital space! Recently I’ve been working hard on my YouTube channel trying to make fun, entertaining and informational videos for all who either follow me already or those who stumble into my wacky world. I’ve been traveling a lot recently to try to shake up my photographic perspective. I enjoy traveling because it exposes me to new experiences.

What went on in your head when you first heard about a new Lomography film being released?

My first thought was “oh yeah baby that’s so awesome!” We need more color film in this world - the more the better! Then I cried for 32 minutes straight out of pure photographic joy. I love film.

Photos by Caleb Knueven

How did you go about shooting the mysterious color film?

When I got the film I was told that this film loves light. So I actually decided to shoot it at ISO 200 (one stop over) to give the film a bit of extra exposure. I didn’t want the shadows to be too dark, so this would prevent crushing the blacks completely. I also wanted to shoot in a place that had color to test out how the film captured different hues.

Which camera did you use?

I used my Blue Voigtlander Bessa R with a 35 mm F.25 Voigtlander Color-Skopar. I hadn’t used that camera in a while and I thought it would be a great buddy to take with me to shoot this film.

Photos by Caleb Knueven

Now that you’ve seen your results, what are your thoughts?

I really enjoy the film overall. I think it’s cool that we have a new film that kinda has the vibe of an expired film but is brand new. I like how Lomography is supplying the film community with diverse film stocks for any type of look one might be going for. I really like how Color ‘92 is super grainy in the shadows but has the highlight latitude of a new film.

Are there any takeaways you can share with future Color ‘92 shooters?

Give the film more light than ISO 400 and/or meter for the shadows, unless you want to go to mood town, USA. At the end of the day the highlights are really nice with this film so you can use that to your advantage.

Can you describe the film in three words?

New expired look.

Photos by Caleb Knueven

What are you shooting with your next roll of Color ‘92?

I’m really excited to see what this film can do in medium format. I might do a portrait session to see how this film will shine with some skin tones under studio lighting.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Thanks to Birgit and the Lomo team for sending me a roll of Color ‘92! I’m always excited to see what crazy awesome products Lomography comes out with so I’m pumped you gave me the opportunity to try this film.

Thanks Caleb for sharing your thoughts. For more of his work, head over to his YouTube channel Bad Flashes, Instagram, and website.

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LomoChrome Color '92 ISO 400 35 mm Film

This new, unique color negative emulsion provides a burst of retro charm and classic analogue character in any film shooting scenario.

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