Sissi Lu

Sissi Lu is a film photographer based in NYC. She focuses on uniting cultural and generational divides by capturing the empathetic nature of humanity through her street and editorial photographs.

I love learning about how things work. Film leads me down a deep rabbit hole of learning not just the history of photography but also the mechanical and chemical parts of it. Learning how photography came to be what it is today gives me even more appreciation for this art form.

Fisheye Baby Bauhaus Edition

Dressed in a bright blue, red and yellow coat, the oh-so-adorable Fisheye Baby 110 Camera may be small, but it packs a 170-degree punch, shooting super-cool bulbous spheres on 110 film.

$34.90
Fisheye Baby Metal Black

With a sleek black metallic design, the oh-so-adorable Fisheye Baby 110 Camera may be small, but it packs a 170-degree punch, shooting super-cool bulbous spheres on 110 film.

$34.90
2021 LomoChrome Turquoise 110 ISO 100–400

Unique chemical formulas set our LomoChrome color negative films apart. Pick up this color negative film to explore a wonderland of tantalizing turquoise tones.

Minimum sale quantity: 3

$8.90
LomoChrome Purple 110 ISO 100–400

Unique chemical formulas set our LomoChrome color negative films apart. Psychedelic Purple crafts a heady blend of earthy reds, crisp plums and velvety violet hues.

Minimum sale quantity: 3

$8.90
Color Tiger 110 ISO 200

All of Lomography’s signature color negative aesthetics packed into a miniature roll of 110 film for a roaring good time.

Minimum sale quantity: 3

$8.90
Color Tiger 110 ISO 200 – Pack of 3

All of Lomography’s signature color negative aesthetics packed into a miniature roll of 110 film for a roaring good time.

$22.90
Lomography Color Negative 35 mm ISO 800 – Pack of 3

Expect dazzling colors and stunning sharpness with Lomography Color Negative films. Choose ISO 800 for moderate grain and great low-light performance.

$47.90
Lomography Color Negative 120 ISO 800 – Pack of 3

Expect dazzling colors and stunning sharpness with Lomography Color Negative films. Choose ISO 800 for moderate grain and great low-light performance.

$39.90
Lomography Color Negative 35 mm ISO 400 – Pack of 3

Expect dazzling colors and stunning sharpness with Lomography Color Negative films. Choose ISO 400 for fine grain and unbeatable versatility.

$37.90
Lomography Color Negative 120 ISO 400 – Pack of 3

Expect dazzling colors and stunning sharpness with Lomography Color Negative films. Choose ISO 400 for fine grain and unbeatable versatility.

$34.90
B&W Orca 110 ISO 100

Master the art of capturing miniature masterpieces in beautiful black and white. Expect bold contrast with silvery shades of grey.

Minimum sale quantity: 3

$8.90
Diana Baby 110 & 12 mm lens

Experience the wonderful world of 110 format photography with this small but almighty snapper, with an interchangeable 12 mm lens for ultimate experimentation!

Special Price $29.67 Regular Price $34.90

The first Lomography film that I tried was the Lomography Color Negative ISO 400 film. I was assigned to capture city landscapes and it was the right look for the shoot. Later, in 2020, I was going on endless photo walks with my friends – all of them are the true film connoisseurs – and they were raving about Lomography Color Negative ISO 800 film. It gives beautiful and breathable pastel colors when I rate it at ISO 400 and it’s also one of the only existing film stocks in the market currently that gives an accurate representation of different skin tones which is very important to me and my process.

My top tip: rate the Color Negative ISO 800 film at ISO 400 and rate the Color Negative ISO 100 film at ISO 200.

Photos taken with the Lomography Color Negative ISO 800 film rated at 400 ISO

I also love 110 film – 110 cameras are so tiny and cute! 110 film format isn’t very much different than shooting 35 mm or 120 film and the results carry this especially nostalgic feeling. Maybe it’s because of the small negatives that create a larger grain? My two favorite 110 film stocks are the Color Tiger film – just the simple classic color negative film that delivers the images flawlessly and the Orca Black and White film. Both have high contrast and saturated tones, they fit my style of shooting very well. As the only company that still produces 110 films, there are many Lomography film stocks to choose from.

My street photography tip: when I approach someone on the street, the camera is the last thing that I mention. I usually establish eye contact and a nice smile goes a long way :).

I want to use my camera to show the tenderness of humanity. It’s something that people often forget about, especially in a metropolitan city like New York. Besides observing moments, I want to give people a voice to tell their stories. However, just meeting on the street might not result in the truest portrayal of someone so I started to record conversations, hoping to add their personality to their portraits and give the viewers a fuller understanding of who they are and what their story is. I care about the interaction more than I care about the photo.

Photos taken with the Color Tiger ISO 200, Orca B&W ISO 100 and Lobster Redscale ISO 200 110 films

All photos were taken by Sissi Lu. You can follow her on Instagram, Youtube or TikTok.