LomoChrome Metropolis R 100-400 film is raising funds on Kickstarter

Lomography will release a new color negative film in early 2020.

Lomography Metropolis color film
Lomography's newest color film is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. The company expects the film to arrive in early 2020.Lomography

Lomography is back on Kickstarter raising funds for a brand new LomoChrome color film called LomoChrome Metropolis R 100-400 that will be available in early 2020. It's the first new color negative film the company has released in more than five years and it's based off the popularity of Lomograph's LomoChrome Purple and LomoChrome Turquoise films.

girl laying on the beach and photographing the sky
It's the company’s first new color negative film in more than five yearsSamuel Eder

Metropolis is similar to those experimental films in that the goal isn’t to achieve accurate color. While LomoChrome Purple produced images that were tinted purple, and LomoChrome Turquoise produced images with a turquoise hue, this new film desaturates color, mutes tones, and produces images with a finer grain. The company says they wanted the film to look like something out of an old movie or photo book.

blue reflection of girl and red building
Although it is based off the popularity of Lomograph’s LomoChrome Purple and LomoChrome Turquoise films, this film handles color very differently.Louis Dazy

The film has already passed its Kickstarter goal, but still has nearly a month to go, so if you are digging the desaturated look of this film you will want to head to the Kickstarter page to get some savings on this film before its available to the general public.

metropolis people on benches
This new film desaturates color, mutes tones, and produces images with a finer grain.Daisuke Hashihara
girl ascending escalator
The company says they wanted the film to look like something out of an old movie or photo book.Daniel Stewart

Although the film has a unique aesthetic it still requires the standard C-41 chemicals required for most other negative films. Lomography expects the film to start shipping to Kickstarter backers by February 2020.