Scanning this roll made me happy. As in truly happy, like heart-skipping-a-beat-with-excitement happy. Actually, it was the entire process of working on this one that brought me joy – from getting my work area ready, to developing and then scanning, even though that particular evening was not the best of evenings.
Most of it was shot wandering around the streets of Galveston, TX – a truly interesting and intriguing place, a place I cannot get enough of. I wish I would’ve brought more film with me that day.
I bought a Lomofilm rainbow pack a while ago along with my regular Ilford XP2, but this was the first time I’ve given the purple a try: LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 loaded in my Nikon FM with a Diana 55mm wide-angle lens and I absolutely fell in love with the photographs. I guess some who are into the labelling-everything trend would call this ‘vintage vibe’. Apparently, the LomoChrome Purple was inspired by Kodak’s discontinued Aerochrome III infrared film.
Galveston is a truly colourful city – blocks of multi-level picturesque bright painted houses, mostly Victorian architectural styles, lavish vegetation, abundance of flowers year round. I wouldn’t have brought a roll of color toned film if this was my only time visiting, that’s for sure.