Sample of the new Lomochrome Purple film
The LomoChrome Purple 400 film is a revival of the discontinued infrared Kodak Aerochrome film used extensively by the US military during the Vietnam War. The particularity of the film is that it transforms most green elements into magenta.
According to Kodak, the film was "intended for various aerial photographic applications, such as vegetation and forestry surveys, hydrology and earth resources, monitoring where infrared discriminations may yield practical results". It was discontinued in 2007, but has been used in recent years by photographers such as Richard Mosse.
Lomography has adapted Kodak's formula, creating a colour-negative film that will mimick Kodak Aerochrome's features. The changes will also allow the use of this new LomoChrome Purple 400 in most weather conditions, it says in a press statement.
The first 400 rolls of LomoChrome Purple will be available from July in 35mm and 120 formats. "The reason the film will take a little while to be delivered is that your order will help finance this exciting first production and LomoChrome Purple takes a little bit longer to manufacture than your average emulsion," says Lomography.
For more details, visit the Lomography website
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