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Pantastic zines arrived at Matt Loves Cameras HQ in July 2022 and are ALL in the post as at Monday 18 July. Expect yours in late July (Australia) or August (rest of the world).
The zine is a collaborative community film photography zine from the
Pantastic 2021-22 competition. Everyone who took part in the competition will have an image featured, typically it will be one of the judge’s favourites.
- A5 zine, approximately 44 pages printed on uncoated paper.
- Images above and below are indicative only and *may* change before printing.
- All zines will be posted before the end of July 2022.
- All pre-orders will receive a Matt Loves Cameras sticker or fridge magnet.
- Please make sure you use the correct button below for your region.
Mystery zine option
For just a few dollars more (and no added shipping) you can buy a mystery zine!
Under each drop down menu for your region there is a Pantastic 2022 PLUS mystery zine option.
I have single copies of the following zines you could end up with: Pantastic 2020, Sprocktastic 2020, assorted ‘Cafe Royal Books’ zines, and a copy of a Half Frame Club zine.
Due to popular demand, Pantastic is back! Grab a cheap plastic focus free panorama camera and join the fun! The camera rules and competition details are below. Don’t forget to keep listening to Matt Loves Cameras for updates! You can also check out the Pantastic 2020 competition entries for inspiration.
Scroll down for the camera rules, competition details, and entry form link.
NEW DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: SUNDAY 17 APRIL 2022
The competition closing date has now been extended to 17 April 2022. If you’ve already submitted an entry before the original closing date of November 2021, feel free to send some more entries in! If you haven’t entered yet, get cracking!
- The camera must be made of plastic.
- The camera must be fixed-focus.
- The camera must weigh less than 150grams / 5oz.
- The camera needs to be capable of taking images in panoramic format. (This means that it can either be a dedicated panoramic camera, or one that switches between full frame and panorama modes. This is usually achieved by a set of blinds or gates masking the top and bottom of the frame.)
- If the camera needs any kind of battery to operate, it’s not eligible to take part. You can always check with me if you’re unsure.
Competition details and entry form
- Photos must be taken between 1 September 2021 and the closing date 17 April 2022.
- On or before the closing date, send up to four of your images in via the Pantastic 2021 Google Forms entry page.
- If possible, make your images a minimum of 3000 pixels on the long side. Crop out the black pano blinds area if you can before submission.
- Be sure to tell me where you took the photos, which camera you used and which film.
- Images can be colour or black and white, and can feature any subject that shows off the panorama format well.
- As the entries roll in, I will feature them on this website.
- Judges will also be taking part.
Fingal Head taken on the Vivitar IC101 Panorama with Ilford HP4.
Cameras that are allowed for Pantastic 2021
Examples of eligible cameras include, but are not limited to:
- Ansco Pix.
- Hanimex Panorama.
- Wide Pic Panorama.
- Halina Panorama.
- Ultronic Panorama.
- Panorama Optical Lens 25mm.
- Vivitar panorama cameras such as the IC101 and PN2011.
As long as you adhere to the rules above, you’re in.
Cameras that aren’t allowed
- No Xpan, Widelux, Linhof, Fuji, Horseman or Horizont cameras are allowed to take part in the challenge.
- No Minolta Riva / Ps – they actually focus so they are way too good.
- No fancy Olympus Stylus or Pentax zoom cameras with pano gates / blinds.
- No Sprocket Rockets – they zone focus.
- If your camera contravenes any of the 5 competition rules above, it’s out.
54 photographers from 9 countries took part in the LomoChrome Purple competition.
Listen to the first part of the judging with Kate Grout and Matt Murray by pressing the play button above and follow along as we discuss the images below.
Listen to the second part on the Pre-order Purple Grain zine page where you can also pre-order a copy of the collab zine from the competition!
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.
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!
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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 🙂
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.
Shot with Pentax SF1n a camera with a voracious appetite for film. Purchased from Lomography.com and Lab developed .My favorite is the desert sky. Our zoo in the desert had to cancel their Christmas Wildlights show because of the pandemic. Due to the easing of restrictions they were able to have the light show in the spring. I picked an early entry time to catch the sunset and the lights. The Fairy Garden was at a commercial flower field. The General Store and Totem are in a theme park while closed for the pandemic held special food events. The event that I got these images at was the Boysenberry festive. There was purple everywhere!
General Store and Totem: Buena Park California. Desert Sky: Palm Desert California and Fairy Garden: Carlsbad California.
Shot on 35mm film on a Nikon FM3 at iso 400. developed at my local lab. My absolute favourite shot is the shopping trolley in the park. Im in love with the contrast between the relatively faithful reds and oranges and the greens that shift to vibrant purples.
Rafael Ferreira Rocha
I’d wanted to shoot a Lomochrome Purple for a long, long time. Since Lomography closed their doors here on Brazil in 2017, it became a little more difficult to get your hands on one of their films. But earlier this year a photography project for college gave me more motivation to go after them, and finally I managed to get two LomoPurple!
The project consisted of photos inspired by surrealist photographers associated with the 1920’s movement (especially Dora Maar, Claude Cahun and Man Ray) and by Kandinsky’s color theory. I shot the Lomochromes on my Zenit 12XP (one of the adorable “russian tanks” of 35mm) at multiple ISO settings, and they were beautifully developed and scanned by a local lab called Granulado (@granulado.br).
These are four out of fifteen pictures I chose for the project. The two photos with the television and the flower were taken at ISO 200 and the one with the fruits at ISO 400. I guess the bokeh one was taken at ISO 400 too, which I think is also my favorite shot! Shooting this film was such a sweet experience of thinking about color changes and then seeing the diversity of results obtained, and I loved choosing it for experimenting with surrealist subject inspirations!!
These were shot with the Mamiya RB67 and 65mm f 4.5 lens, on a walk around Princeton, New Jersey in April 2021. I shot the Lomo purple at 200 ISO Home developed c41 and scanned with an Epson v600. I love the old architecture of Princeton University, and the American Revolution history of the surrounding area. The significance of the Battle of Princeton memorial weighs heavy on me. On January 3rd 1777, Washington’s Continentals defeated the British regulars. The memorial was erected on the battlefield where countless unnamed American and British soldiers alike lie buried. It made for an interesting image with great historical importance. If I had to pick a favorite image of the four, I’d say it would be that shot of the memorial. Thanks for inspiring me to go out and shoot a roll of purple! I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
Nikon Em at 200 iso Developed by Fotofast at Taringa.
All shot on a Minolta 7000AF with 100mm macro lens, except Skull + Chromebones Which was taken on the same camera but with a lens baby composer. Film was rated at 200 iso and stand developed in Bellini C41 chemicals for an hour.
Heather M Grout
I found a working Leicaflex SL with a Summicron-R 1:2/50 Leitz lens on Ebay last summer and it has been my go to kit – right up through this roll, when the advance lever broke. I shot this LOMO Purple 35mm film at 200 ISO, in my current home of Central Maine, U.S.A.. My favorite one of these images is the spooky, reflective, Hollowed Earth, because there is a feast of murky colors, lines, and implications. Since diving back into analogue after a nearly 15 year hiatus, I am getting my film expertly processed and scanned by Northeast Photographic. But man, do I miss the darkroom!
Pentax 67 & 105mm lens, shooting 35mm Purple without the mask so that the sprockets are shown. First time using this film and shooting sprockets! I was expecting the results to be a little more “infrared” with more separation between organic/inorganic materials, but still like the results I achieved! Lab developed (DoFilm in Sydney), scanned at home with Fuji X-Pro3 and Essential Film Holder using a combination of the 120 mask (to hold the film flat-ish) and the 35mm insert (to keep it straight) as I don’t have a sprocket-friendly mask for it.
These photos were taken with my Canon A-1, with the LomoChrome Purple set to ISO200. I hadn’t used the purple film set to that ISO before so wasn’t sure what to expect, but that’s one of the things I love about the purple film – you never quite know what you’re going to get. The photos were developed at FotoFast in Brisbane. The LomoChrome Purple is my favourite film because of the variety in the photos I get with it. I love it’s unpredictability and that it can be used at the different speeds and under varied conditions, which greatly changes the outcome of the photos. It’s a film that challenges and engages me, which is what I love about it and about film photography. It’s all but impossible to pick a favourite as each photo evokes different feelings and memories.
These were made on Worldwide Pinhole Day (yes, killing two birds with one stone, so to speak). I used a Lomography Diana+ on the pinhole setting (no lens). I misread the light meter app I was using, and some of the photos ended up way overexposed, but I like the results. I find that Lomography films produce some interesting effects when overexposed. Developed at home, scanned using an Epson V600. All of the photos were taken in my front yard. I love Spring, and I love looking up at the trees and the way the sun shines through them. I’m also happy to have finally gotten photos that I like from that Diana camera! I wish I had taken a few more double exposures.
I used Xpan II and rate the film at ISO200. Had it developed & scanned by Rewind Photo Lab (Glebe). My favourite image is #9 featuring 3 kids in front of a lighthouse. They’re my son and my niece and nephew posing for me. I’m exploring vertical panos and I quite like this one. All these photos are taken at Smoky Cape Lighthouse near South West Rocks during our Easter camping holiday in April 2021.
These two pictures were taken with my Lomo Lubitel Number 1 camera, which is an early 1950s Soviet copy of the Voigtlander Brillant. It is a completely manual 120 film TLR. There is nowhere to provide any ISO settings, so I rated the film at 100. This camera is a relatively new purchase and I am still getting used to zone focusing. It has a lovely bright screen and seems to like really sunny days best. Both pictures were taken late afternoon close to my house in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.
Point and shoot cameras draw me in, especially the “brick” cameras of the 1980’s. I’m drawn to shapes and shadows, especially high contrast and simple composition. These were shot on my Konica C35 EF ( think Andy Warhol!) @ISO 400. I scored it at Value Village for less than 10$, and the film was home developed with #shotonfilm C41. My Fave is the RoyalLucifer, which when it blooms, will draw in the hummingbirds.
120 are Yashica-Mat 124, 35 are Pentax Spotmatic with Super Takumar glass. Estate sale and thrift store. Home dev with #shotonfilm C41. Fave – Fin but Dog has heart. I have khronic GAS and can’t settle on one camera or film. WTF mate? its not me day-job.
This is my first time trying Lomo purple. In fact it was this podcast and contest that inspired me to give it a shot after not really paying attention to it before and I’m so glad I did. The square photo was taken using my Ranica P2 6×6 medium format pinhole camera. I have really enjoyed experimenting with pinhole with this excellent camera but in this case I had issues getting the film to grab the take up spool which lead to some accidental light leaks which ended up making the shots even more interesting. The next 3 we’re taken with my recently acquired Leica m4-2 on 35 mm. All photos were taken biking around toronto, developed at home and scanned on my Epson v550.
I used my Canon f1 with a FD 50mm 1.4 lens I shot the lomo purple @ 200iso. My local lab developed these but since this roll as of about 2 weeks ago I have made the jump into developing my own bnw and color. My favorite image is the one with Trees and the reflection of them in a Still quiet creek. I just really like how the purple rendered a lite violet on that one
I chose a specific neighborhood called Oregon Hill in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia to shoot the Lomochrome Purple. Oregon Hill is known for its quirkiness but also has an eerie aesthetic as it is adjacent to the famous Hollywood Cemetery and is a popular destination during Halloween. For this study, I shot with my Canon AE-1 28mm f/2.8 at 400 ISO and I developed and scanned my film at home. My favorite image from the set is the house with eyes. It best embodies the overall feel of the neighborhood and I think looks excellent on Lomochrome Purple.
These were all shot with a Holga, so no control over the ISO, and I sent them out to a lab to get developed just so I wouldn’t risk ruining the roll at home. My friend wanted to get married alone with just her and her husband, and me taking photos. She gave me free reign to shoot whatever i wanted with whatever cameras I wanted, so I decided to take my Holga along with my Polaroid and another 35mm camera. When she told me she wanted to go up to the mountains for it, I immediately knew I wanted to use this film. This was my first time using the film, but I had seen photos of foliage and trees and they looked so cool, almost like a fairy tale, and I wanted that to translate to her photos on her wedding day.
All images were shot @ ISO 200 on a Leica CL using an adapted Canon LTM 28mm/f3.5 lens and lab developed. After four attempts of shooting Lomo purple in the last two years, this will be my first successful roll, (not even gonna get into that story, Neg Pos episode 362 if you care to know). I think its absolutely flipping awesome but there’s most certainly a time and place for this film. I tried to find colorful and busy compositions to really amplify all the color changing effects of the crazy purple. Overall, I’m very happy with the way they turned out, I had 5 images that I believe were competition worthy but had to eliminate one which was so hard. I’m so excited to shoot this film stock again, this experience was (as we say in America) “AWESOME!!” not brilliant!!”. My favorite image is probably the shot from inside the lake. It was a hot windy day in Dallas, Texas, there was just the coolest mix of complete strangers hanging out on the dock cooling off. The young lady on the dock had down-syndrome and she just wanted to hang out with the young crowd. You can see her mom standing over her shoulder trying to usher her back to a picnic as she felt uncomfortable letting her hangout with us. Plus the lomo purple made the scene look fantastic.Thanks Matt for taking care of us Neg Pos slackers and graciously allowing an extension. As always, thanks for putting in the hard working to make this happen, peace and love! Casey Hall
You have many entries to get through Matt so I will try and make your life a little easier and keep this short. All taken on an untested Pentax K1000 at ISO 400 so what could go wrong?! Developed and scanned by Silver Halide Studios in Perth. I like the parrot image the most… probably. The others were shot in very smoky conditions which added to the challenge and maybe didn’t play to the strengths of the lomo purple. It likely added to the amount grain in the end result though. An interesting competition thank you.
Christopher Peter L. Domingo
I shot these photos with my Minolta SR-T 101 at 200 and 400 ISO. My film roll was developed by @ykl.wonderphotoshop. It was the first time I tried shooting this film stock and I had a lot of fun! Definitely gonna try it again soon!
ISO50. C41 cold stand developed 1jour Dev and 1hour Blix. Hasselblad 500c/m + 40/4 and 80/2.8
I picked up my Contax G1 with the 45mm Planar lens for about $380 USD, bargain! The only issue was the LCD film counter wasn’t working as it had leaked. No big deal I thought, or is it?
I took the camera out to the industrial suburb of Eagle Farm in Brisbane and loaded a roll of Purple. The film advance is so quiet I wasn’t sure I’d loaded the film properly, and of course the film counter was no help. I opened up the back of the camera and guess what? I just exposed three or four frames of luscious LomoChrome Purple.
A couple of weeks later I went to finish the roll but the camera wouldn’t take an image. “I must’ve finished the film and it’s rewound…” I thought. With the LCD broken I couldn’t remember how many images I’d taken… I must have finished the roll? Or maybe Andre Domingues has cursed my electronic camera? I opened up the back AGAIN and ruined the last few rolls of the film! The cause of the issue was that the batteries were flat! In the end I only got 27 images in total from a roll of 36. Here are my favourite four.
Hasselblad Xpan. Rated at 400. Lab developed. Redwoods.
Holga 120 something. Lab processed, home scanned. Eat Fish!
Instagram @ericvandrick Flickr ericvandrick
These four frames were taken on LomoChrome Purple 35mm. I rated this roll for ISO 160. The camera I used was a Nikon FM. I think I used my Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS (long nose) for all of these except for the one with the chicken – for that frame I used my Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8. All of these were taken in my yard at home except for the one with the rail cars – that was taken in the Norfolk Southern railyard near my house.
*All developed/scanned by Northeast Photographic
*ISO is 200
*Cameras are Nikon F3 and Mamiya C330 f (last photo)
*Double Exposure and squirrel shot in Portland, Maine. The shot of 2 women and the medium format shot are in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Instagram / Twitter: @kevinlane Flickr: Kevin Lane
Three of my images were made at Gibbs Gardens, a botanical garden near Ball Ground, Georgia, and the railcar image was made at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, a vintage train station that has been repurposed into a hotel and entertainment complex. The camera was my Minolta Maxxum 600si with the ISO set to 200. I processed the film myself at our community darkroom, Safelight District.
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All of my images were shot around my farm, as lockdown measures kept us from travelling between regions. But honestly, there isn’t a better place to shoot Lomo Purple in the spring! My favourite image is Crabapple 2, I love how those pink blossoms turned orange! And my favourite subject to shoot in the spring are fiddleheads, they are just so precious. All images were shot on my Canon F-1 at ISO 400, and I had them developed and scanned at Borealis Laboratoire in Montreal, Canada. Normally I would scan them myself, but seeing as I am barely making the deadline, I thought it best to leave that job to the professional! Thanks again Matt for giving so much leeway for me, I really appreciate it!
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Shot @ ISO 320 with a Pentax 645 using 45mm and 75mm lenses – Home developed using the Cinestill C-41 kit – Scanned using an Epson V550 – I’m bummed that I creased my film as I loaded my plastic reel. You can see the result in the closeup of the abandoned house. 🙁
Greetings Matt, Thanks again for your film community at large…Purple roll challenge! It’s quite nice to have periodic photo assignments. My roll was shot on a Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta 531a which yields 16 frames on 120. I attempted to shoot 2 images at each location. The first image is titled “Purple Mary.” The next image was shot at Laurel Hill Cemetery. The third image is titled “You’ll Love Cinemagic;” unfortunately they have closed. My final photo was taken at the Saco Heath Preserve. The last few frames of this “fat” roll of lomochrome purple did suffer from light leaks. Oh well…that’s just the way it goes! Best regards, Michael Newman Buxton, Maine USA
Walked around the streets of my hometown, Vancouver, Canada, with the film rated at iso 100 in my Contax 139 Quartz with the 50mm f1.4. This was my first time rating it lower than 200 iso as I’ve only shot it at 200 and 400 in the past. I took it to the local lab to get it developed and scanned because I couldn’t quite get the colours right with my scanning setup for the previous roll which I had developed at home. My favourite image is the one of the broken mirror with the tree in the background. It just speaks to me and what I had wanted to capture. Lastly, I just wanted to say that I’m a big fan of the show, continue doing what you’re doing, Matt, and I’d definitely be down to participate in another competition like this one.
Pentax Pc35af rated at 200 iso