“Metropolis” by Alan Schaller

Alan Schaller through his series ‘Metropolis’ examines the way in which we are dwarfed by the world around us, and how that can lead us to feel. Specializing in black and white photography, Alan’s work is often abstract and incorporates surrealism, geometry and high contrast features to draw viewers into the captured moment.

All visitors are welcome to view the ‘Metropolis’ exhibition at Leica Gallery Melbourne or Leica Store Sydney until 1 August 2019.  

About the Author

Alan Schaller is a London based photographer who specializes in black and white photography. His work is often abstract and incorporates surrealism, geometry, high contrast and the realities and diversities of human life.

Publications who have featured his work include The Guardian, The New York Times T Magazine, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, South China Morning Post, Time Out and The Independent. Alan regularly has exhibitions, showing recently at the Saatchi Gallery, The Leica Galleries in London, Boston, Washington D.C., The Edit Space in Milan, and The Leica Galleries in Sydney & Melbourne.

Brands he has worked with include Apple, Philips, Huawei, Union Coffee, Kew Gardens, Nokia, Huntsman of Savile Row and London Fashion Week. He is an ambassador for Leica Cameras.

He co-founded the Street Photography International Collective (SPi). It was set up to promote the best work in the genre, and to give a platform to talented yet unrepresented photographers. Today the SPi Instagram account is the largest dedicated street photography resource in the world with over 900,000 followers. Each month SPi has 14 million visits and receives over 100,000 image submissions.
Alan’s own Instagram following now exceeds 360,000 people.

Asides from photography, Alan has written articles for the Independent focusing on humanitarian issues.
He is also a multi-instrumentalist with a background in music production, a field he worked in prior to photography.


17/05/2019 – 01/08/2019
Leica Gallery Melbourne
Level 1, St Collins Lane
260 Collins Street 
Melbourne, Victoria 
3000 Australia

More info on Alan Shaller’s website.

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