In the mood for purple

April 08, 2016  •  2 Comments

A few years ago, Lomography released a film called LomoChrome Purple, It is the Lomography's version of the colour infrared film, it "shifts" colour accordingly, for examples: 

  • Green => Purple 
  • Red => Brown 
  • Blue => Cyan 

Normally, infrared film requires an infrared filter, however, this film is able to handle both normal light and infrared. The overall effect is as if you place a purple filter in front of the lens. I was a fan of Lomography back then, ordered a bunch of films but didn't use the film for shooting until recently. 

I decided to try this film out at a photography meet up. I had an idea of shooting the film with ISO 100 expecting the morning sun to cast a lot of shadows.  However, the weather on that morning turned out to be very cloudy and I changed the ISO setting to 400. This film can be shot at 100 - 400 depending on the situation.  There are a lot of the images taken with this film focusing on bringing out the purple by shooting the trees and lawns but I tried to avoid the cliche as I want to see how far I could push this film to do something different. 

I could not believe my eyes when I got the images back. There are so different and out of ordinary and the colours are just very different as if someone accidentally spilt some purple tint paint over the pictures. I hope you like the images presented here: 

Andy Warholtaking picture of a poster

Andy Warhol's poster for his exhibition. 

Evan Walker BridgeGoing across the river

Degrave streetMelbourne's beautiful laneway DeliverySomething for the salad

DeGrave street is one of Melbourne's attraction and it's also street photographer's dreamland. Lot's of stories to be captured. 

Peace for FranceWait, it's does not look like a French flag.

The purple chrome film has turned the French into Italian. 

ArcadeBeautiful arcades retaining it's vintage look

Laneway CaféStreet café on Melbourne's laneway

Tram stop Waiting for tram

1000 Pound Bend CaféDeciding what to eat for lunch

Artist at workArtist painting the Last Supper

My favourite image of the entire roll of film. While walking across Princess Bridge on Sunday and waited for a long time for the musicians to play music and the sun to cast shadows on the pedestrians. 

Overall I am very happy with the results of this particular shoot. Yes, I can nitpick some of the images here, but I don't mind showing these mistakes. They will help me to learn to see better next time.  Tell me what you think of the pictures? Leave some comments below. 

 


Comments

BReynolds(non-registered)
Great colours, Unlce Ben, which really emphasise the interesting subject matter.
Kirsten(non-registered)
Oh Ben, these images are beautiful. The colour cast is glorious. You should be very pleased.
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