hello everyone 🙂
For all you film photographers out there, I’m sure you’ve heard the whispers (or loud arguments) of how Lomography film is primarily a “novelty” “not to be taken seriously” or “not to be used professionally”
I know I have..I never really knew why people were saying these things
Whenever I used to pass by the NYC Store to get some 120 film developed/scanned (before I started to do myself) they were pretty nice to me
I admit I never bought the Lomo film while in store…but hey you never know right?
Well one day…I was having a some fun shooting on the streets and after finishing a roll I reached in my bag for more film and discovered I had forgotten to pack more film
I just happened to be near the store so I decided to go for it and purchase some of the Lomo Color Negative 400 ISO film
The 3 rolls right before i developed at home using the Tetenal C41 Kit
I purchased a pack of 3 rolls, loaded my M6 and went back out into midtown Manhattan
I’d like to share these results with you now and give my opinion afterwards
And now for my thoughts…
I honestly wish I would’ve tried out this film sooner.
I think it performed AMAZINGLY and the character of the film really added to the shots that I took
Maybe it’s me and my preference for how the good shot is made and developed…maybe i’m biased because it’s my own work…maybe i just love film photography so much that it’s hard for me to hate ANYTHING about it haha..or maybe this is a really good film with a bad rap..in either case, i’m happy with these shots and had fun experimenting with this film
This just goes to show that you can never take someone Else’s word on something.. go out and try it yourself and come to your own conclusions.
It’s the only way to really know
I don’t think this will be the last time I shoot Lomo film, I hear that their black and white 35mm is very good also!
Be sure to check out Lomography’s great site with some interesting articles and examples of work
Peace and Blessings everyone