A Film is Born
For the first time in 5 years a new color film has seen the light of day – introducing LomoChrome Metropolis – an original color negative emulsion from the Lomography film manufacturer. LomoChrome Metropolis pays homage to the mother of all colors: black! Search for rays of color in a sea of lightless skyscrapers, frame your subject as they trudge the streets of ghost towns, and disappear down sparsely lit subway entrances – embrace urban annihilation and take portraits unlike anything else. And if you happen to find yourself lost in nature: capture shaggy sheep in the Scottish Highlands, dawn creeping along the Mekong, or weathered wildebeest skeletons by the gates of Windhoek. Inspired by stark images of expressionism and modern urbanism, LomoChrome Metropolis is the newest flavor in film photography – bringing the fresh taste of adventure to analogue artists around the globe – standing proud where megapixels and software matter no more. The first film since Lomo’s Kino films.
In a time of overwhelming technological distortion, oversaturation, instant gratification and creative deadening we’ve decided to take a few steps backwards – turning our eyes to the search for lost feelings and colors. Available in 35 mm,120, 110 and 16 mm format, Metropolis promises to bring a new perspective to every corner of the analogue world. Take your adventures to greater heights than ever before with LomoChrome Metropolis’ unique extended 100-400 ISO range and fine cine-style grain structure. Change sensitivity mid-roll as you walk into the urban abyss below, while remaining compatible with the classic C-41 process. LomoChrome Metropolis revels in mischief, confusion, love and conflict – an audacious, fearless and daring color film.
“I think the LomoChrome Metropolis is beautiful. It’s a very diffused color palette with very high contrast.” – Kyle Depew (Brooklyn Film Camera)
No Filter Needed for Great Results
Fight back against the flood of fake imagery, staged vacation shots, carefully curated spontaneity, countless selfies and empty images – devoid of meaning, love and sincerity. Take a deep breath and go back to the basics with film photography. Learn anew the feeling of surprise and uncertainty, build true connections with your subjects and realize the true value of images.
A Return to Kickstarter
After years of preparation and relentless dedication to our longstanding lomographic vision, we are almost ready to set LomoChrome Metropolis loose. With 10 successfully funded and delivered Kickstarter projects under our belt, we’ve decided to return to the analogue community for our latest groundbreaking release. LomoChrome Metropolis packs a treasure chest of tones into every frame, soaking every moment in an ocean of moody aesthetics. Let’s make this completely unique color negative go down in history together, as the film that feared none. This 11th Kickstarter project will be available for backers from July 16th with up to 25% discount for the first quantities.
“The new LomoChrome Metropolis definitely doesn’t look like anything I’ve seen before (…) having this new film would just open up a lot of different approaches to film photography and what people are shooting” – Lauren Roche (People’s Critic)
• Extended ISO range: 100–400
• Standard C-41 development
• Daylight balanced (5500K)
• Available in multiple formats (35 mm, 120, 110 and 16 mm)
• Fine grain structure for high optical fidelity
• Deep blacks and curved highlights
• Aggressive tonal curve for dramatic exposures
• The first new color negative filmstock internationally released in over 5 years