Photographers demand for the Kodak Aerochrome production to resume

Photographer Jasmin G started a campaign to call upon the return of the Kodak film with specific, otherwise unobtainable, color effects

British photographer Jasmin G filed a petition to demand from companies Kodak Alaris and Lomography to put Kodal Aerochrome EIR back in production. The film has a unique quality in color exposure – the hues of green turn purple after developing, according to Shooting Film.

The production of Kodak Aerochrome EIR was terminated in 2007, and since then the film greatly increased in value — a few remaining rolls can be purchased from individuals at $40 each. Richard Mosse, the recipient of this year’s Deutsche Börse Photograph Award, is among the famous photographers who shoot with Kodak Aerochrome EIR.


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Lomography tried to duplicate the success of Aerochrome and came out with LomoChromePurple 400 — a film with similar qualities. However, the petition author Jasmin G thinks that it doesn’t meet the expectations. “Whilst we commend the tireless efforts of Lomographische and their partners to create a new film approximating some of the effects of Aerochrome, we see Lomochrome Purple as an exciting complement to Aerochrome, but not a replacement,” — Jasmin G states in the petition suggesting that the manufacturers should unite their efforts in order to come up with a better product.

The petition now has 248 supporters. If a thousand signatures is collected it will be forwarded to Audrey Johckheer, Customer Relations Director for Kodak Alaris, and to the representatives of Lomography.

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