When it comes to Black and White...

…street photography there´s no way around Alan Schaller. He is a thirty year old London based photographer who really knows how to tell stories with photos and that´s why he is this weeks MVP. Furthermore he is specified in black and white photography using mainly Leica M cameras.

His subjects are the streets of this world and humans acting in it. His work is often abstact and incorporates surrealism, geometry, high contrast always focusing on the realities and diversities of human life. Schaller also is a multi insrumentalist with a background in music production, a field he worked in before starting photography. 

One of his awesome series is called ‚Metropolis‘ showing how we are dwarfed in the modern world around us and how we are often lost in it. He says Metropolis is a subject that impacts a vast majority of the world. Peoble are substiuting real relationships for digital ones. We are inherently social creatures after all, and the way we are getting lost in the online world and the big city life is hard to miss. The photographs are his interpretation of disconnection.

The simplicity of Schallers photos and the way he tells stories really inspires me and I try to transfer some of this to my own photos.

Asides from all that Alan co-founded the street photography international collective (SPi). It promotes the best work from the genre and promotes young and unrepresented artists with giving them and their work a platform. As always you should definitely check out Alan Schallers work, best way to do so is visit his Instagram profile as well as his website. At the end of the article I also linked a short documentary film that shows a little insight of Alan Schaller at work.

 

"One of the most exciting things about street photography is waking up every day and not knowing what you’re going to come back with…that’s the magic."
Alan Schaller
Photographer
"I think my background in music helped me understand the importance of narrative in photography."
Alan Schaller
Photographer