Alan Schaller Street Works

“The images that you see here were not taken with a series in mind. Over time my street photographs have started forming what I am starting to see as a series, but the majority of these images were taken instinctively without planning. This is how I enjoy to shoot the most. Shoot first, think about it all later. Over analysis, tiresome pondering and a serious disposition is the death of creativity in my mind when it comes to photography.

Some of these were taken whilst out and about in my home town of London, some on assignments abroad. I always have my camera round my neck and wait for something interesting to catch my eye. I am happy if I capture something either emotionally suggestive or interesting in terms of geometry or light play. If all of these things come together then I’m very happy! Human behavior fascinates me and is what got me into street photography. Over time I have been exploring the geometry and light elements more.

I consider myself quite ‘hungry’ when it comes to photography and I have to feed regularly! One cannot eat the same thing everyday, and likewise I like to try new things and to see new places with the camera. It is this that keeps it fresh and me feeling like there is movement in my work.”
-Alan Schaller

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Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: LANDSCAPE Deadline: 30 April 2020

When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.

From compelling urban scenes to minimalist pulls towards the earth: this month we want to discover and celebrate all the beauty and joy that landscapes can provide.

All approaches are valid and we want to see as many different styles and compositions as possible!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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