Lomography Purple

5 Frames of Lomochrome Purple With My Chroma Six:9 – By Sonny Rosenberg

Until very recently I’ve been only dimly aware of Lomography’s Lomochrome Purple. I think that in my mind, I must have filed it away as one of those gimicky films, like those with pre-exposed stars or lighting bolts that just don’t hold much appeal for me. No offence intended if you enjoy those films, they just don’t seem to be something that would hold my interest, although I have yet to try one…

Cement works in Höver near Hannover, Germany, captured on Lomography Purple film.

Lomography Purple and Metropolis Films: Goin’ Weird – by Christian Schroeder

Lomography Purple and Metropolis are two special films made to spice up our film photographer’s lives. The first one, Purple, can offer bizarre false color representations, somewhat reminiscent of color infrared film like the godfather Kodak Aerochrome. The second one, Metropolis, provides a cool desaturated look that takes you back in time. In this article, I’m going to report on my first experiences with the two fellas. It is one of these “subjective impressions rather than a scientific review”-pieces – you know the drill.

Nikon F6 Lomography Purple film

5 Frames with LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 and a Nikon F6 – By Isaac D. Pacheco

A few months ago I submitted a shot into one of Lomography’s ongoing photo competitions, and was pleasantly surprised to be selected as one of five winners in the category. Along with some public accolades came a $20 gift certificate for the site’s shop, where I promptly picked up a few rolls of their bespoke LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400, an intriguing false-color negative film that I’ve been meaning to try for several years.

Leica M6, Lomography Minitar

5 Frames with a Leica M6, Lomochrome Purple, and a Lomography Minitar-1 Art Lens – By Marco Diaz

More often than not, inspiration can be found in the unusual pairing. The way a great restaurant might surprise you by combining two seemingly disparate food types. Or two seemingly incongruous musical artists can come together and knock out a killer album. And so it was this type of thinking that led me to buy a Lomo Minitar lens for my Leica M6, and digital Leica ME (the original ME was an M9 with a slightly different casing and no frame line preview switch). Having had an original Lomo LC-A back in the day I was curious what it might perform like on a Leica.

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