"I’m spoiled with my monochrome camera sensors – color sensors don’t really do it for me, or at least, it’s a fight"

Interview with Alan Schaller
By removing details from the person’s face, the anonymous silhouette becomes an integral part of the environment, which is shaped by light, shadow and geometric elements (Image credit: Alan Schaller)

Alan Schaller’s photography journey began while he was still pursuing a career in music production. However, he decided to express his creative vision through the camera lens rather than a mixing desk. 


Interview with Alan Schaller

(Image credit: Alan Schaller)

Alan Schaller’s Metropolis book elevates cityscapes to an art form, playing with light and perspective. It features 150 black-and-white images from some of the most visited cities in the world. Metropolis is published by teNeues, priced £75 /$100. 

Interview with Alan Schaller
Alan Schaller

Alan Schaller is a London-based photographer who specialises in black-and-white photography. His work is known for incorporating elements of surrealism, geometry and high contrast while exploring the realities and diversities of human life. Alan is the co-founder of the Street Photography International Collective (SPi) and also an ambassador for Leica cameras. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, and he has collaborated with prominent brands such as Apple, Nokia, Huawei and Philips. In addition to his photography, Alan has written articles for The Independent.


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Kim Bunermann
Technique Editor

Kim is the Technique Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine. She specializes in architecture, still life and product photography and has a Master's degree in Photography and Media with a distinction from the FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany. While studying, Kim came to the UK for an exchange term at the London College of Communication. She settled in the UK and began her career path by joining Future. Kim focuses on tutorials and creative techniques, and particularly enjoys interviewing inspiring photographers who concentrate on a range of fascinating subjects including women in photography, the climate crisis; the planet, its precious creatures and the environment.