Lomography’s New LomoChrome Purple Film Snaps Infrared-esque Photos
Lomography has announced a brand new line of film called LomoChrome, and the first product is LomoChrome Purple 400. Available in both 35mm and 120 formats, the film allows photographers to shoot infrared-style photographs without any special gear or filters.
Although the resulting photographs look quite different from standard color negative film, Purple400 is developed using the same C-41 process, meaning you’ll be able to drop it off at your local photo lab for developing.
The new film mimics the style of Kodak’s old Aerochrome film line, which was used by the US military for infrared-style aerial photographs. It was more recently used by photographer RichardMosse for his images documenting Eastern Congo.
Aerochrome was killed off in 2007, and now Lomography has brought a very similar kind of film back into the spotlight with the Purple 400.
Film development lead Georg Thaler tells The Phoblographer that the company spent years figuring out how to shift the colors of ordinary color negative film.