Seeing Red: Lomography Redscale XR Film

June 13, 2023

I've enjoyed experimenting with various Lomography film types over the past few years.

Recently I tried another - Lomography Redscale XR film.

Tow Away Zone

Redscale film originated from an experimental technique tried out years ago by some adventurous souls.

They tried exposing images onto what was normally considered the back side of the film.

The results were surprising and delightful - to some at least (I'm sure others were not impressed!).

Here then are some of my results with Lomo Redscale film. All shot with my Konica Auto S3.

Lane of Light

Golden Puddle

 

Parking Booth

(an increasingly rare entity)

 

Photo of a wall sized image of "Tommie peeking out of room window" by Mary Ellen Mark, from a display at The Image Centre for their exhibit of Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81.

This was such a powerful exhibit. Click here to see more of the images that were on display at The Image Centre.

Photo of the exhibit print of "Tommie peeking out of room window" by Mary Ellen Mark as seen in Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81 at The Image Centre.

I've enjoyed many engaging exhibits at The Image Centre. Click here to see what is currently showing there.

 

Square Sky

 

Lomography Redscale Film has an ISO range that can be set anywhere from 50 to 200. These images were shot at ISO 200.

Analogue Wonderland (a wonderful site for film shooters) has a great write-up and video about Lomo Redscale film. Check it out here!

 

Something about this water tower compels me to raise my camera...


 

A series of images from a small plaza in Scarborough...

Here There Everywhere I

Colonial Car Wash

Charlie Brown Stairs

Glove Booth

Incredible

Here There Everywhere II

 

 

Birds of the Square

 

Curves and Contours

 

Caméra Mécanique

 

Speak No Evil

 

I enjoyed shooting Lomography Redscale film. 

The results are certainly unique and add a new dimension to images that already have something interesting going on in them. I would consider shooting with this film again.

Additional blog posts featuring unique film types:

- Purple Poses: Playing Purposefully with Lomography's Purple XR Film

- Colours of Coney Island - Captured on Revelog Kolor Film

Click here to see more film photo blog posts!

Thanks for looking!


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