The Lomography X-Pro Chrome is my favorite film. Not only do I get a pretty cheap film for stunning Xpros, not only do I get the nicest blues and beautiful contrasts. No, I do also get the opportunity to process it at my local photolab to support the analogue love in my town instead of sending it away to cross my film. But besides that, that superb film has a lot more for you to discover yet!
Anyone who browses through my LomoHome will realize, the Lomography X-Pro Chrome is my favorite film.
After returning from the United States where I shot a lot of film and a lot of them X-Pro Chrome, I realized, that my LC-A+ often overexposes the film, almost burning it, only leaving some white-greenish pictures instead of the intended blueish pictures, just like this one:
It does not keep me from shooting. The memories still get preserved but I like other good shots better, and I guess you will understand, when I say, I prefer the following picture:
Now after some time back home, we wanted to get out again and booked a short trip to Berlin just before our start at University, some fun after a lot of fun in the States. I, of course, was accompanied, besides my lovely girlfriend @katse, by my beloved LC-A+. Still having the bitterness of a lot of overexposed frames in mind I felt like trying something new. Because we visited Berlin before it would not be too tragic if my rolls failed, because we already had some memories on film. Either way, I wanted to try to push my film and so set my LC-A+ to 200. So I would mainly underexpose my roll.
To make a long story short: My lab cannot push process; thus, I let them develop my shot-on-iso200-roll as a standard ISO 100 roll and got amazed of the results!
You can see, how the pictures still have such a lot of contrast, color and I love the way they look! Thus they are not that aggressively xpro-ed, you get some green into it and some nice old school feel. However, sometimes, you still have those color explosions, which make that adventure unpredictable and even more fascinating.
Now, back in Switzerland, still on the same roll, I had some frames left and suddenly:
The entire thing seems to explode. First, the pictures ressemble the Lomography X-Pro 200 with the green tint but then, some 10 frames are so heavy overexposed, I just can not explain or understand that.
Yet still, I love the way of setting ISO to 200 works on that emulsion and shows how dynamic that film actually is and this roll proves, why Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100 is one of my all-time favorite film to shoot with.
The Lomography X-Pro Chrome 100 35mm is a showstopper of a slide. When cross processed, this film intensifies hues and makes everything more vibrant and vivid. See our selection of Lomography films here.