Strange Cappadocia on LomoChrome Purple

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 in Photography, Turkey | 8 Comments

I shoot film to capture the way places feel, not the way they look. The emotion, the memory, the intangible experience: this is what analogue does so well. My memories warp and shift and pulse.

When I went to Cappadocia, I took along a roll of Lomography’s LomoChrome Purple that I’d purchased on a whim. It’s designed to shift colors towards blue and purple, mimicking discontinued Infrared film.  Shooting analogue involves letting go of control, for you never quite know what you might get; shooting analogue with a strange and untested film takes that universe-trusting to another level. I felt ready. Cappadocia is a big land for big ideas; here was the place to give LomoChrome Purple a spin.

LomoChrome Purple

LomoChrome Purple

LomoChrome Purple

Cavusin graves

Cappadocia did not look like this, this wonderland of swirling turquoise skies and lilac ridges. But this, to me, is more true. This is what Cappadocia felt like: untamed, surreal, exquisite.

8 Comments

  1. Rhianne
    November 17, 2015

    I’ve seen a lot of Lomo Purple results lately and I love the abstractness of them and they are so evocative you’re right – the emotions and feels are all there and I love that. Stunning photos and wonderfully written too :)

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    • Katrinka
      November 17, 2015

      Thank you Rhianne! I was so pleased with these pictures that I went out and bought another roll of purple… AND a LomoChrome Turquoise, which I haven’t shot yet. It’s great to give in to the fact that there’s no real way to predict how the image will turn out… but that’s the fun of film, right? :-)

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  2. Steph | A Nerd at Large
    November 17, 2015

    Wow! Quite spectacular. I had no idea that this film existed.

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    • Katrinka
      November 17, 2015

      Yeah, Lomography has some wild stuff! This was very much an impulse purchase, and definitely worth it.

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  3. Emilie
    November 18, 2015

    The colors are beautiful in these!

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    • Katrinka
      November 18, 2015

      Thanks Emilie! It was quite the thrill when I got the film back.

      Reply
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