The Liberation of Limitation
Narrative and reduction – two essential factors that are the hallmark of street photographer Alan Schaller’s visual signature. In dense, atmospheric images he manages to capture life in all its shapes and shades.
Outstanding images are never a matter of chance. They require dedication, courage and the will to do whatever it takes to see a vision realised. As an icon of contemporary black and white photography, Alan Schaller’s distinctive visual style works as a universal language understood around the world. Equipped with the new Leica M10 Monochrom, Alan wandered grey and rainy London, shedding light on the liberating quality he finds in limitations.
“Experimenting will only get you to a certain point.”
To decide early on how and what he wanted to shoot, ignoring all other photographic opportunities, has enabled Alan to define his own niche and learn how to master it.
“You need courage to know what your direction is.”
The concept behind an image is as important to a photographer as the image itself. Only a body of work that shows consistency creates recognition.