Lomochrome Purple is a mysterious film that so many photographers don’t truly give enough credit to. It’s one of the most unique looks currently in photography, and you can do incredible work with it. In fact, we’ve profiled a bunch of photographers that have. So if you’re looking for some inspiration, here are five photographers making beautiful photographs with Lomography Lomochrome Purple that we’ve featured before and a glimpse into their creative process.
All images used with permission from the photographers in our interviews.
We think that photography is under a lot of major pressure right now. This is especially the case with problems around AI image making. And one of the ways that we can adapt around it is with shooting film. It brings us back to the idea that we can and should create in camera rather than spending hours and hours behind a computer screen. Besides, how many AI platforms can totally understand how film photography works? Sure, they can create a similar look. But it’s not at all perfect.
Check out these incredible photographers and the work that they’re doing with Lomochrome Purple.
Kate Hook is An Incredible Photographer
I like throwing caution to wind. In life you can’t play it safe, that goes with my creative process too. I souped previously with lemonade and it gave the pictures a lovely pastel look, so I thought to give it go with diluted lemon juice to see if I get a stronger effect and I did! Lemon juice is actually my favourite liquid to soup with, it’s natural and high in citric acid, which is key to souping with natural ingredients.
Be sure to follow Kate’s Instagram, and check out our interview.
Verana Kersting on Using Lomochrome Purple
“I love this film so much, and Iceland was one of the best spots to shoot with this type of film. Iceland is so magical, and this quality comes through in these pictures. Green is transformed into purple. Since there are so many green areas, they were absolute highlights for taking pictures with this film.”
Be sure to follow Verana’s Behance, and check out our interview.
Stephane Maugendre Makes Beautiful Portraits
“I really like how the skin tones remain rather untouched, while nature is tinted with psychedelic, purple hues that seem straight out of a mystical land. The sky also shifts from deep blue to turquoise, enhancing the surreal feeling…”
Be sure to follow Stephane’s Instagram, and check out our interview.
Ada Maria Jakimiuk Creates Surreal Scenes
I love the lo-fi effects of lomographic cameras and lenses. I like classics like Portra and freaky films like Lomochrome Purple. I like simple portraits and gimmicky triple exposures.
Be sure to follow Ada’s Instagram, and check out our interview.
Ragaina Makes Double Exposures with Lomochrome Purple
I always share a photo if it performs as I expected. But since various lomographic surprises often occur, I have to push away my attachment to the result and try to adopt a new version of the photo. A possibility to clearly see the merging of several realities is the main important thing to me that should be seen in a photo.
Be sure to follow Ragaina’s Instagram, and check out our interview.
If you’re interested in giving Lomochrome Purple a shot, pick it up for yourself! We’ve tested it before and found it to be a really fun film that you bring out every once in a while. But we’re not sure that we’d use it all the time. For sure, it’s a very unique film emulsion that can’t be duplicated digitally. For that, it should be really praised and cherished by the analog film photography world.