Get your entries in today for the Matt Loves Cameras Purple competition and zine!

Make sure you complete the Matt Loves Purple entry form – send up to four of your favourite Purple images to me before the deadline of 15 May 2021.

Further details about the comp and zine can be found on the LomoChrome Purple competition rules and information page. Judging will be in late May / early June 2021.

Zack Cyphers

Instagram: @themotorcyclelibrarian

I shot these on my Canon T90 at 400 ISO and had them processed and scanned by a camera store here in town. I’m still learning this camera, and I think I hadn’t metered some of these correctly. I don’t mind, though because it seems to have created an interesting effect. I used Lightroom sparingly to give the exposure a nudge in some cases.

Pat Bowden

Instagram: @patographics

All of these images were shot with a Canon EOS 5000 film camera, and developed at George’s Cameras in Sydney. I shot this roll at many different places, from Enmore and Newtown in the city of Sydney, to my hometown of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, and Bathurst a bit further out in the country. Lots of fun and will definitely shoot again!

Adrian Doyle

Instagram: @doyleadrian

Double exposure – the first exposure is a screen printed poster hanging in town of a girl coughing and what looks like covid particles coming out of her mouth and the second exposures are shots around town. I used a canon ft ql with 58mm lens shooting the whole roll and then reloading it for the second exposure (I shot two rolls this way and my back was killing me : ).

The poster is by @biovarg and I used my local shop southeastern cameras in Carrboro NC as the lab @sec_carrboro. My favorite is AdrianDoyleCovid-x-America.jpg the frames of the double exposure didn’t quite line up but ended up working as it shows a BLM mural at the top section and a American flag mural below and them combined with the coughing particles frame is perfect for the last 12 months

Bob St-Cyr

Instagram: @foto.bob

Mamiya C330 Pro S w/ 55 mm Mamiya-Sekor, Y2 & ND +10 stop filters, IS0 400, Sekonic L408 metre f/22 between 2-4 minutes and Sirui tripod. It was good. Processed at home in Cinestill C41 kit. Between the two, I lean towards the tall stump.

David Mihaly

@theoldcameraguy on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Flickr, and Clubhouse

All of these images were taken on my Pentax 67 with the 55mm f4 lens. I rated the film at ISO 320, developed it with my CineStill C-41 kit, and scanned the negatives with my Epson V550 using Epson Scan 2 software.

A little background on the images – “Into the Woods” pictures a row of trees at Ariel Foundation Park, which is an interesting mix of natural and industrial elements, including ruins of the old Pittsburgh Plate Glass Factory which once stood on this ground in Mount Vernon, Ohio. “Westinghouse Remains” features one of two remaining buildings of the sprawling Westinghouse Appliance Complex which once loomed large over the city of Mansfield, Ohio. “The Way” features a lonesome stretch of Richardson Road in Groveport, Ohio. My favorite image is “Sunset” which presents a brooding sky over the abandoned Sunset Drive-In movie theater in Ontario, Ohio

Roxanna Angles

Instagram @roxannalog

All of these were taken with my Canon AE-1 with Lomochrome Purple, shot at ISO200 (I think!) I develop all my film at home. Two of these were taken at home using water and flowers with a bit of creative lighting. The other was taken in San Diego CA at one of their beautiful parks. I love Lomochrome Purple and the dreams it creates on film.

Alan Ma

Instagram: @thefilmsweats

I’m actually in the process of writing up an article on this for the @pixels.grain blog (shameless plug!) – especially those night shots. The two daytime shots are on the rolleiflex 2.8E Planar, at iso 200. They were shot on a super windy stormy day at Dee Why beach in Sydney. I develop my own film, via stand develop c41 45 mins dev 45 mins blix, which I think helps make it more ‘forgiving’ of bad exposures. Also the colour shifts don’t matter when shooting this film! The moodiness, red flags and orange sand really made a great mix with the purple film and grain. I particularly like the way the seagulls ‘pop’ in the shot against the purple/grey rocks. the two night time shots were unexpectedly fantastic.

Never tried shooting this at night before. exposed at iso50 on the mamiya c220 with 55mm f4.5 sekor lens. Shot on the Anzac bridge in Pyrmont, Sydney. on a night walk with the pixels.grain crew – come join us some time! More details to come on our blog – you’ll have to check us out for the secrets of our night magic!!

Lisa J Brinkworth

Instagram @fox_35mm

Home developed in my bathtub! All shot at ISO 400 in my local area. I love how varied the effects are for Lomochrome purple.

Lucy Angel Egan

Instagram @lucille_2.0 @soulspit.jpeg

I was given a roll of LomoChrome Purple 400 ISO as a gift from a dear friend of mine. During lockdown I became fascinated with infrared photography so when I was gifted this film I couldn’t wait to paint the world in backwards colours.

I mulled over it for a while until I managed to get my hands on a Kiwiburn (New Zealand Burning Man) ticket. I knew that was where I needed to shoot this film, a purple portal to the paddock. Next was the great debate, what camera do I use? 5 days in the forest, no power, no showers, just a dusty kindney pocket strapped to my waist as I travel the festival. Do I risk my Pentax K1000 to orchestrate every detail of every picture as my perfectionist heart desires? With high risk of dirt, water, glitter and ash getting into the camera I was hesitant.

I settled on my Olympus Superzoom 70G (queue gasps from the audience at the idea of putting Lomo film in a point and shoot). I had taken careful consideration as to the experience of Kiwiburn, one of it’s burning principles being immediacy. Being present in the moment and existing just as you are, I couldn’t be fiddling to get my F stop right and miss what was happening right in front of me. It is also therapeutic to let go of control, often us film photographers can become such micro managers we are scared to not have governance over every setting in a photograph. I took this opportunity to leave only the composition under my control and surrender the rest to my 12cm x 6cm silver companion.

I lab developed my negatives and was speechless at the results. Each photograph told such a distinct narrative I was injected back into the festival. Moments that were captured participating, not just observing. One of my standout photographs was the of my best mate Angus. We had been sitting in the grass writing letters for the temple burn as Angus had been plucking leaves and strands from the ground unnoticed. As I finished my letter Angus slowly crawled forward as if stalking a silent prey. This was my first snap as he passed through a tunnel of light reaching for something I couldn’t see. When he sensed me watching he turned back, the same tunnel of light now dawning on his face, beard full of yellow flora. The last day of Kiwiburn Angus had ascended to his most vulnerable and comfortable forest self, you could see he was home.

Christopher James

Instagram: @filmplusdigital

These were made with the new-to-me Mamiya c330 and (mostly) the 135/f4.5 lens. The Pixels and Grain photo collective in Sydney organised a Lomo Purple night photowalk across Anzac Bridge just for this competition and it turned out to be a really tough night! None of the angles or frames we expected where possible, the light was terrible and the walk ended on a low energy note… which all changed when we started seeing the results. These were all metered at ISO 200 and I added a generous reciprocity-failure buffer as most frames were metered for >45 seconds.

The film was very kindly C41 home-developed and scanned by @thefilmsweats who did a beautiful job. I’m completely shocked and impressed that the images turned out at all, let alone as beautiful and interesting as they have. The scanned tiffs had a moderately green tint and have been lightly adjusted to enhance the purple / red, which is how I prefer them. These images are in order and sketch out the night walk. My favourite is the selfie at the end – we’re only missing the stellar @billthoo who was off making magic elsewhere at the time. Thank you for challenging us to get out there and find images – it turned out to be a real treat.

Richard Hall

Instagram: @connexions Twitter: @richardhall

St Chad’s and the Welsh Bridge, Shrewsbury were taken on a Voigtlander Bessa folding camera, with entirely guessed exposure, having gone out without a meter. The pool and the cow were taken with a Nikon F801 and Sigma 24-70mm with the film rated at 400 I think. All developed at home with a Digibase kit, scanned on Epson Perfection V850. Hoping that some images from Shrewsbury might give you some nostalgic joy, Matt. My favourite is probably the Welsh Bridge.

Jessika Raisor

IG @jessikaanalogs

This was my first time using this film, and I shot it on an Olympus Stylus 120 point and shoot so I couldn’t set the ISO manually, no idea what the camera decided on! Photos were taken on April 17,2021. They were developed by The Darkroom.

I knew I wanted to try this film out at the zoo because 1) I’d never shot outside my local park and 2) I thought the animals and the various exhibit designs could look interesting with the color shifting! My usage of film is the most basic, I’m there to experiment (I can take a normal photo with my phone) and to capture memories without leaving the moment from taking a bunch of pics on my phone.

So my process follows that, I am artist so I still try to make sure the shot has an interesting composition going but I am a point-and-shoot person all the way. My favorite is Red Panda in the Sky, when we saw it I knew I had to get a picture of it, this is super zoomed in as well. That tree was very tall! But I love how this photo came out, because this was a sunny blue sky day but the lomochrome tanned the sky making this look like a beautiful sunset shot and the red panda and trees are almost perfectly in silhouette, gives it air of mystery and that it could have been an actual wild photo and not just a zoo! I think it’s definitely the best one and wouldn’t have looked as good shot on another kind of film.

Matt Evans

Instagram and Twitter: @mattevansphoto

I shot this roll with the ultimate hipster camera: a Canon AE-1 with a 50mm. All images were shot at 400iso and processed by my local lab Splendid.nz This is only my second roll of purple film and I’m really pleased with the results, I don’t really shoot much specialty films as its hard to envisage the final outcome.

Col Taylor

Instagram: @coltaylorphotography

Here’s my 4 images from my Hassleblad Xpan, went down the the royal botanical Gardens here in Sydney NSW around with the iso settings and found that rated at around 200 worked best for me at 400 iso everything colour shiffted a lot as seen in two of the images . i will shoot this again but shoot the whole roll at 200. dev and scan by the lovley folks at Do Film Lab.

Nural Idrisoglu

Instagram: @nural_idr

These images were shot on 21 April 2021 in Turku, Finland, during one of my daily walks around the Koroinen village. I used a Leica M4P with an Industar 3,5/50mm lens. I mainly used f/8 or f/11 with 1/250, so I tried to treat the film as 200 ISO. I developed it at home using Tetenal Rapid C41 kit and scanned using Canon 9000F Mark II. They ended up being a bit grainier than I was expecting, but to be honest it was quite hard to narrow down to 4, I had at least 7 photos I was very proud of!

Mark Thompson

Instagram @fyldephoto

All the images were made around Blackpool, Lancashire, UK with a Hasselblad 501cm. This was the first time shooting with Lomochrome Purple so I did a bit of research and decided to expose it at ISO 200. It was quite an adventure as I’m mostly a monochrome film shooter. The film was home developed in Cinestill C41 kit and scanned on an Epson V750 Pro. I think that tulips are my favourite. My main impression is that this is a fun film but needs a sunny day for the best results – not that easy in the English spring.

Ken Bertram

Instagram @kenbertramphoto

Matt first I wanted to say that your competitions always push me to take photos that I wouldn’t normally do such as shooting Lomochrome purple this time of the year. I usually just bring it out in the summer. The pinhole was taken at the Lake Redman Bird View Deck. The camera used was the Holga Wide Pinhole and the exposure was 10 seconds. The rest of the images were taken on a Canon 7n with the Sigma 12-24mm lens. I shot Lomochrome Purple at E.I. 400 and I did overexpose some of the shots by one stop to try to increase the Aqua sky but I didn’t really see a difference between the two exposures. When I was a wee lad in the late 70’s and early 80’s my go to film was Kodak High Speed Infrared film, very difficult to use but the efforts were worth it and astonishing. There has been no film since that nor will there ever be one in the future. However LomoChrome Purple satisfies my photographic need for Infrared Film. I home developed all images and scanned the 35mm with a PrimeFilmXA scanner using VueScan Software. The 120 image I used the Canon 9000F. My favorite photo is the Gettysburg monument small in nature compared to that magnificent tree. And what has that tree seen and experienced in its entire history, makes me wonder.

Devon Christopher Adams

Instagram @devoncadams

Shooting on a Nikon AF600 in panorama mode, I made these photos on a day trip in early spring to southern Arizona in the States with my family. I developed in my kitchen with a UniColor kit and digitally scanned the photos myself. I love LomoPurple and also enjoy their RedScale, but bring back Lomo Turquoise. Long live Lomo Turquoise!

J. M. Golding

www.jmgolding.com

I bought a few rolls of Lomochrome Purple when it came back into production in 2019, and since then I’ve had it “on my list” to expose them. This competition was just the nudge I needed. For “In the valley of the imagination” I used a Holga 120S. For the other three images I used a Mamiyaflex C2 and rated the film at EI 400 (although “To hold a Spring moment” is one stop overexposed, so it would have effectively been at EI 200). I developed the film at home using a Unicolor K2 C-41 kit. I made the exposures in parks and nature preserves within a few miles of my home in northern California – with the exception of “To hold a Spring moment”, which I made in my backyard. I can’t possibly pick a favorite 🙂

Kalliopi Ioakeimidou

Instagram @myanalogueadventure

All these images were shot on Holga Micro-110 in Northern Greece, in March and April 2021.They were developed and scanned by Traia Photolab. I love the lo-fi aesthetics of this camera/film combo and how versatile the results can be in different lighting conditions.

LomoChrome Purple is a film that I have fallen in love with over the last year. If you’ve never tried it, I hope that this article and the sample images will inspire you to pick up a roll or five.

In this review of LomoChrome Purple, I give a brief historical overview of LomoChrome Purple and the film that inspired it, details on the colour shifts you can expect, the variable ISO nature of the film, an example of the same scene shot at different film speeds, sample images of LomoChrome Purple taken on four different cameras, and lots more! If you prefer audio, click on the play button in the header above.

I love LomoChrome Purple so much I decided to run a Purple competition through my film photography podcast Matt Loves Cameras. Entering is easy: shoot a roll of Purple between 1 February 2021 and 15 May 2021, then send me the best four images! The aim of the competition is to produce a film photography community zine by mid 2021.

Southern Queensland has never looked so trippy! LomoChrome Purple with Canon AF35ML

A brief history of LomoChrome Purple

LomoChrome Purple is a film sold by Lomography. Introduced in 2013, an article on the Lomography website from January that year lead with the headline “Introducing LomoChrome Purple – a color negative film that yields infrared results!“. It’s been described as a colour-shift film and even a “purplescale” film thanks to its signature look.

Woah wait, what was that about infrared? Is this an infrared film? No, read that headline again: despite its funky colour shifts, Purple is a colour negative film. This means it can be developed in the same C41 chemicals as other colour print films such as Fujifilm’s Superia lineup and Kodak’s Gold and Portra lines.

Grounded kangaroo, Brisbane Airport. LomoChrome Purple with Canon AF35ML

Purple: a love letter to Aerochrome

Lomography said that the development of this new product was due to demand from their customers. They frequently name dropped a legendary film as its inspiration: Kodak Aerochrome.

Kodak Aerochrome Infrared film 1443 (also known as Kodak Ektachrome Professional EIR) was an infrared-sensitive, false-colour reversal film. Kodak developed Aerochrome for aerial photographic applications, such as vegetation and forestry surveys, hydrology, and earth resources monitoring, where its infrared properties were a big advantage.

Yellow filters (or sometimes orange filters or other colours) were typically used on camera lenses to enhance the effects of the film.

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Is that you Aerochrome? No, it’s a lemon tree shot on LomoChrome Purple with the Olympus Pen FT.

Aerochrome was intended to be developed as a colour transparency or slide using process AR-5, but the Kodak data sheet also details how achieving a negative is easy with process AN-6 or C-41. Most infrared film today is developed as a transparency using the E6 process.

Despite their original scientific and military applications, Kodak’s infrared films were often used for artistic purposes due to the unique way that they rendered the world, giving a surreal view of otherwise ordinary scenes.

Enter LomoChrome Purple: an easier way to shift colour

In 2013 the Lomography website was still selling non-Kodak infrared films, but stocks were dwindling. Kodak Aerochrome had been officially discontinued in 2011 and was sorely missed.

Enter LomoChrome Purple, Lomography’s great hope to replicate the feel of shooting infrared films. Purple had two big advantages over infrared: it didn’t require any special filters, and it could be processed in widely available C-41 chemicals.

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I love this image! Pentax 645nii with LomoChrome Purple

LomoChrome Purple launch

Lomography launched LomoChrome Purple in January 2013, with customers receiving the first rolls a few months later in July 2013. Lomography stated that making Purple “takes a little longer to produce than other emulsions” which could explain the delay.

The first run of the film was 4000 rolls of LomoChrome Purple in 120 (selling for around $11 USD a roll) and and 3500 rolls in 35mm format (selling for around $9 USD a roll). It’s important to note that this was around double the cost of regular colour negative films at the time, yet reports were that the film was flying off shelves during the first couple of years of its release.

Looking back at reviews of the film from 2013-2014, there was the usual mix of enthusiasm and scepticism from the community. Some people loved it, some hated it, others couldn’t see the point. In other words, the reaction was pretty much like any other new product launch in the photographic industry.

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From left to right: LomoChrome Purple 35mm box, limited edition canister, and roll of Purple in 120.

In 2017 Lomography announced a reformulated emulsion which “increased the film’s sensitivity to red hues, improved exposure at the recommended setting of ISO 400, and significantly reduced grain”. Curiously, these were the same benefits stated with the launch of the 2019 formula a couple of years later. All recent boxes of LomoChrome Purple bear the text “New 2019 formula”.

In early 2020 Purple became available in 110 (a format Lomography have long championed), as well as in Lomography’s simple use 35mm cameras.

What effect does LomoChrome Purple film have on photos?

To quote Lomography: “blue becomes green, green becomes purple and yellow becomes pink! Red tones stay red though, which keeps skin tones looking natural in a sea of trippy hues.”

While all of this is true, your results may depend on the lighting conditions that you shoot in, and how you rate the film in terms of its ISO value, or sensitivity to light. You might also find some cool surprises along the way: what they didn’t mention in their promo material is that pink becomes yellow!

As for natural looking skin tones, well, they’re not bad, but I’m not sure I would describe them as natural. Let’s just say that they’re a whole lot better than LomoChrome Turquoise which made people look like smurfs!

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Portraits are super fun with Lomo Purple! Taken on the Pentax 645nii rated at ISO200.

Colour comparison: LomoChrome Purple versus colour negative film

For a side-by-side comparison of Lomo Purple versus a regular colour negative film, compare the two images below.

The top one was taken on my Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim with Lomochrome Purple. The bottom one was taken on my Superheadz Wide and Slim with Kodak Ultramax 400. The Superheadz camera is a copy of the Vivitar that has the same design, focal length, and quirks such as harsh vignetting. Both cameras have the same fixed aperture and shutter speed.

As you can see, the pink boat becomes pale yellow, the golden brown sand becomes purple, the blue sky becomes green, the yellow buoy becomes pink!

One of my favourite LomoChrome Purple images taken with the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim.
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One of my favourite LomoChrome Purple images taken with the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim.

What ISO should I shoot LomoChrome Purple at?

LomoChrome Purple is a variable ISO film, meaning that you can expose it within a wide range of light sensitivity (as measured by the ISO standard) with good results.

If you are shooting Purple in a camera where you can set the film speed or ISO yourself, Lomography recommend any speed between 100 and 400 for best results. Your choice will depend on the effect you’d like to see and the lighting conditions available to you.

If you have a newer camera with lots of fancy electronics, you may not be able to set the ISO yourself, which might be an issue. These cameras typically read the DX code on the film canister to set the speed of the film automatically for you, but LomoChrome Purple film canisters have no DX code.

In this case, the camera will typically default to its standard ISO speed, which is often 100. Check your camera manual though – some brands like Konica default to ISO 25 for non-DX coded film!

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Palm trees, Capalaba. Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim with LomoChrome Purple.

If you want to be really adventurous, you could use the film in a camera like the Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim, which has a single shutter speed, single aperture, and no way of setting the ISO at all. Pop the film in and go shoot in bright light for best results. I’m very happy with the images I achieved with this combination in the beautiful Queensland light.

What effect do different film speeds have on LomoChrome Purple?

A higher ISO speed such as 400 will typically produce more intense red and purple colours, whereas a lower ISO speed such as 100 will be a paler rendition of the film.

You can see in the images below, the ISO 400 image (far left) has more intense red and purple colours, with the sky being more green. The ISO 100 image (far right) is a paler, more muted version of Purple, still retaining some of the films characteristics. The ISO 200 image (middle) is a mix of the two, though perhaps more like the ISO 100 version.Apart from the three images below, all other images in this review were shot at ISO 200.

You can see the effect of shooting Lomo Purple at different ISO speeds above: (L-R) ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 100. All images taken with my Olympus Pen FT.

Who makes LomoChrome Purple?

The manufacturer of LomoChrome Purple has been the subject of much speculation in the film community. Some of the original 2013 films were “Made in Europe” while others were “Made in China”: all of 2019 formulation films I have say the latter.

Could it be that LomoChrome Purple is a regular colour negative film made by one of the big manufacturers then finished in China? Or is there a factory somewhere in China pumping this stuff out from scratch?

For now that seems to be a closely guarded secret. Chinese involvement would typically point to China Lucky Film, but it’s reported they stopped the manufacture of colour films several years ago.

Warwick Town Hall, Southern Queensland. Canon AF35ML with LomoChrome Purple.

Why does Lomography use the word “chrome” in their colour negative films?

A common complaint you will hear from seasoned film photographers goes as follows: “Chrome is a word used for slide films, why are Lomography using it on colour negative films?”

It’s true that the suffix -chrome has been used throughout photographic history for slide films such as Fujichrome, Kodakchrome, and Agfachrome. So yes, you could be forgiven for being confused by the name, but it wasn’t always that way.

The first ever film to use the suffix -chrome was sold by a company called Wratten & Wainwright at the dawn of the 20th century. It was a black and white film called Verichrome. The company was bought by Kodak in 1912, and the Verichrome name was resurrected years later for a Kodak black and white film.

Marshall Dalmatian has never looked so good! Olympus Pen FT with LomoChrome Purple.

Somewhere along the line, Kodak used the suffix -chrome for their colour reversal films (Kodachrome) and the suffix -color for their colour negative films (Kodacolor). This has also been the case with other film manufacturers such as Fujifilm (Fujichrome, Fujicolor).

My take is this – go easy on Lomography. The name “LomoChrome” seems to be a hat tip to the inspiration behind Purple: Aerochrome. In the last few years, Lomography has named other colour negative films with this branding i.e. LomoChrome Turquoise and LomoChrome Metropolis.

My thoughts on Lomo Purple

Throughout 2020 I shot four rolls of LomoChrome Purple on four different cameras:

  • Canon AF35ML (classic 1980s point and shoot with a fast f1.9 lens)
  • Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim (the cult classic plastic fantastic)
  • Olympus Pen FT (the beautiful 1960s Japanese half-frame camera)
  • Pentax 645nii (medium format magic).

I absolutely love the images I’ve shot with all rolls of Purple, perhaps more than any other film I’ve shot in recent memory. There’s such a fun, dreamy feeling to the images shot on LomoChrome Purple, giving you a different perspective of the world.

I’ve had way more keepers using Purple than I’ve had on other rolls. Perhaps the only time when I’ve had less than fantastic results was during a weekend away when it rained for 48 hours and the sky was grey (see below).

This shot would’ve been fantastic with a blue sky. Unfortunately the sky was grey… Pentax 645nii with LomoChrome Purple.

Who would enjoy shooting LomoChrome Purple?

I’ve always thought that there’s an art-science continuum with photography. At one end you have experimental, arty photographers that embody the philosophy that Lomography promotes: “don’t think, just shoot”.

At the other end you have the technical photography crowd that like every shot metered and exposed correctly and only shoot with precision equipment. In between those two extremes there’s everybody else. I think that LomoChrome Purple is more likely to appeal the arty crowd rather than the technical crowd.

Is LomoChrome Purple the new Aerochrome?

No. Although there are similarities, it’s unfair to compare the two as they’re fundamentally different emulsions. Is Purple a fantastic film in its own right? Yes, yes it is. Get out there and shoot a roll and find out for yourself.

Grab a roll of LomoChrome Purple and join the fun! Below are rules for the competition and details on how to enter. Deadline is 15 May 2021.

Check out the LomoChrome Purple competition entries so far!

Qualifying rules

  1. You must shoot a roll of LomoChrome Purple between 1 February 2021 and 15 May 2021.
  2. You can shoot LomoChrome Purple in any format: 35mm, 120, 110, or by using a roll of Purple in one of Lomography’s simple use cameras.
  3. You can use any camera.
  4. You can rate the film at an ISO you like.
  5. You can shoot anywhere in the world.

How do I enter?

  • Get your best Purple images ready! For best results, make the long side of your images between 3000 and 4000 pixels. Images should be JPG format.
  • On or before the closing date 15 May 2021 complete the Matt Loves Purple entry form sending up to four of your favourite Purple images to me.
  • The form requires a Google sign-in because you’re attaching images… if you don’t have a Google account, you can always email your images. Listen to the podcast if you can’t remember my email address 🙂
  • Be sure to tell me where you took the photos, which camera you used and which film. You can also add your social media details if you like.

Other details

  • As the entries roll in, I will feature them on a competition entries page on this website.
  • If we get enough entries, we will look at creating a zine for the project.
  • Judges are Matt Murray and a mystery judge!