Born in Vitoria in 1928. His early interests included painting, film and photography. He first became acquainted with in the studio which his father, German photographer Alberto Schommer Koch had run since 1922 in the city. Schommer has enjoyed a long and prolific career replete with formal challenges under the early influence of the work of Irving Penn and William Klein. In the early 60's he is doing portraits of important personalities as well as assignments of industrial and architectural photography. In 1966 he moves to Madrid, where he starts publishing for editorial publications. His reports, still life photographs, landscapes, portraits are now part of Spanish visual memory and the history of photography.