Lomography B&W 120 (100iso): Simple and Effective !


B&W photographs are somehow very mysterious to me. The way pictures look different in these monochrome shades, light and darkness. I often ask myself: “Why do B&Ws transpire most the emotion perceived in a photo?” Here is my attempt to answer that question using the Lomography B&W 120 (100iso) film.

I believe there are many reasons to why B&W film have that particular characteristic of adding more “emotion” to a photograph. Maybe one of these reasons is because photography, at it’s birth was in B&W, therefor we subconsciously relate to the vintage essence of photography. Or is it maybe because of the lack of colors that we are able to see things deeper in the photos… ? Nevertheless, I tried taking different subjects to see if the B&W effect applies to all types of photographs.

Landscape and randoms stuff

After scanning my negatives, I can say that this is an excellent and easy access film that gives great results. Blacks are deep and hard to grain, Whites are bright and look almost burned but with a slight hint of grey. Simple and effective !

It was easy for me to realized that the Lomography B&W film is an excellent example on how simple shots can become very emotionally complex.

And I like to believe that knowing this, you subconsciously change your approach on how you see things and therefor evolve and Lomo-on !

written by mikahsupageek on 2010-09-21 #gear #monochrome #review #white #lubitel #black #120-film #lomography #100iso


  1. adbigmilk
    adbigmilk ·

    Great b&w shots. I stuck more and more to b&w those days ...

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    lovely portraits!!!!

  3. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    @adbigmilk and @mephisto19 Thanks fellas =)

  4. jeabzz
    jeabzz ·

    nice done mikah, beautiful gallery :D

  5. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    @jeabzz thanks buddy =) looking forward to our next lomowalk =)

  6. kamiraze
    kamiraze ·

    Once again: Great work! Great pictures, love the lonely pigeon in the park!
    So whats the verdict? Does the B&W effect apply to all types of photographs? :)
    B&W is still on my "do-to" list, so thanks for your article!

  7. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    @kamiraze Thank you, and yes I believe that the B&W effect applies to all types of photograph, no matter what the subject is =) Be sure to link me your first B&Ws =)

  8. irufan7
    irufan7 ·

    brilliant gallery

  9. bittersweet
    bittersweet ·

    i love shooting in b&w! Whether in DSLR of analogue cameras. Great job man. :)

  10. petra-pak
    petra-pak ·

    I love b/w, but haven't tried it yet with lomography.
    you have some really great shots in there! :)

  11. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Such lovely shots!
    I'm just starting with both middle format and b/w and I'm loving it. I'm thinking to get a scanner because it's so expensive to have the scanning done at a lab. Which scanner do you use?

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