This is Rollei and it hails from Belgium, its charming colors made me fall in love after shooting the first roll!
In the beginning, I was attracted by the “Rollei” brand name, and bought the film without knowing what I am getting into. It was only later when I realized that it wasn’t produced by Rollei, but by Agfa’s Belgium factory.
The first roll gave me a very strong feel, the colors are neutral, with a refreshing look, similar to those cinema films.
It has good indoor performance as well!
One special feature of this film is that its base emulsion is not the normal orange color of negative films but transparent! But fret not, it is a real color negative film and can be processed using C41 solutions.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares her images taken with Rollei's Digibase CN200 negative film and Lomo’s LC-A 120, and a few thoughts.
One of our regular first roll testers, Brian Bruno, had an exceptional shoot set to work hand in hand with the Lomography F²/400 Color Negative Film. In this interview, he shares his photos and thoughts on the film.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
When experimenting with new rolls of film, it's often the first roll that brings both the most joy and the most trial & tribulation. We want to start highlighting some successful first attempts here on our Magazine with our films. The first in this line up is Brian Bruno aka Brunoroids.
Earlier this year we were chuffed to launch a very memorable type of 35mm film: the Lomography Color Negative F²/400. We had recovered it from the last ever supply of an Italian filmmaker, and stocked it for seven years in special conditions. Much sought after for the film's nostalgic aesthetic, beautiful blue tones, with hints of X-Pro character, the F²/400 35mm rolls flew off our shelves like hotcakes – and rapidly went out of stock worldwide.
Introducing the shiniest, newest member of our Lomo'Instant Family, the Lomo'Instant Mumbai! Inspired by the golden Indian metropolis filled with striking architecture, busy bazaars and fantastic food, the Lomo’Instant Mumbai combines the beauty of shiny copper and light grey faux leather. Grab one now!
UK Online Manager Hannah Brown loaded a roll of LomoChrome Purple film in the LC-Wide camera and created some colorful, panoramic shots. She talks about her love for this wide angle lens camera and the joy of the unknown.
What's in a photograph? Aside from the subject, background, the setting, there's memory. And peering into what made that specific moment worthy of a frame is a story all in itself. Take a look at what captures Andi Elloway's trained eye in this quick interview. More of her story after the cut.
We love London in the summer and what better way to spend it than joining one of our workshops. This month we will be running a Diana F+ X-pro workshop, our very first Simple Use Film Camera walk, and a new exhibition from photographer Adam Popli. Book your spot today!
Photography and writing student caterinakenworthy shoots on both digital and film but prefers the latter for it allows her feel more creatively invested in every shot. Get to know our featured newcomer from New York in this brief interview.
In this digital age, more and more photographers and filmmakers are getting charmed by technologies of the past. Those who prefer working with a tangible medium move from manipulating pixels to tinkering with vintage film cameras. Film director and scriptwriter Jan Okulicz-Kozaryn is one of them.