Lomography just dropped a cheeky tweet hinting at some exciting news for film photographers everywhere. The company specializes in creating playful and unique film stocks as well as reviving dead cameras and film formats.
At 6 a.m. EST on Oct. 29, Lomography quoted a 2019 tweet by YouTube personality Linus And His Camera, where he was mentioning the outrageous cost of Lomochrome Turquoise — a limited run, ISO 100-400 film was discontinued sometime after 2016. The company also retweeted a series of tweets containing photos shot on Lomochrome Turquoise.
The last snapshot of the Lomochrome Turquoise page on the Lomography Site was captured by the Way Back Machine on July 9, 2016. By that point, the film was already out of stock.
The tweet only hinted that the outrageous prices on eBay would be coming down soon, but offered no hints about when this film would be available to consumers. Currently, no Lomochrome Turquoise is even available on eBay.com or eBay.co.uk, and the film has yet to be released on the Lomography.com website.
Lomochrome Turquoise is unique film stock that creates duo-toned color images by turning blues yellow, and all other colors turquoise.
The company also produces the widely-successful Lomochrome Purple, which is a film that alters all colors other than skin tones, for a unique and beautiful effect.
More to come.
Daren is a journalist and wedding photographer based in Vancouver, B.C. He’s been taking personal and professional photos on film since 2017 and began developing and printing his own photos after wanting more control than what local labs could offer. Discover his newest publications at Soft Grain Books, or check out the print shop.