Street | Photographer Research | Alan Schaller

Alan Schaller is a London based photojournalist, street photographer and writer.

His aim is to produce emotive photographs conveying the realities and diversities of human life.

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The composition of Alan Schaller’s street photographs really stands out, I have selected a few of his street photographs that I find particularly interesting. Schaller has used the lines and curves of the infrastructure to frame his subjects.

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In the 3 images below Schaller has captured his subjects as they have walked into a beam of light that falls onto what looks like an underpass. The high contrast means that the areas either side of the light stream are in complete darkness which results in quite a surreal image. One of the elements of the top image that I really like is how the city is visible in the top section of the image, but only a few high rise buildings, providing a small amount of context but still leaving quite a bit to the viewer’s imagination.Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 00.57.14Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 00.57.26Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 00.58.27

This image is very similar to the kind of thing I’m aiming for in my own street photography, Schaller has captured a singular subject in front of a background with plenty of negative space meaning the viewer’s eye is instantly drawn to the subject before taking into consideration the other elements of the photograph. Screen Shot 2017-05-15 at 00.58.58


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