Martin U Waltz: Photographer in Berlin
Among his commercial clients are small startups and global brands like HP or Sony Mobile.
Martin has won numerous international photography awards. His work has been shown in exhibitions in New York, Paris, Dublin, London, Rome, Bucharest and Berlin. His work can be found in numerous private collections.
Over 200,000 people follow Martin on social media. Martin’s articles on photography have been published on the big photography blogs like Petapixel, The Phoblographer or Digitalrev.
Martin’s work is about the human element in urban space. He explores the underlying emotions in the city between existential angst, boredom and joy. Martin is a keen observer of the fragility and transiency in urban life. In his street photography Martin emphasizes the contrast between the soft fluid human shape and the hard and static fabric of city infrastructure. Martin uses strong geometrical compositions, still he thinks of his photography as associative and poetic.
His work draws inspiration from many sources beyond the world of photography: literature with the work of J.P. Sartre, Paul Bowles and Michel Houellebecq, painting between Rembrandt, Hopper and Penck, poetry with Baudelaire, Benn and Celan, movies from “The Third Man” to the work of Jim Jarmush and Wong Kar-wai and the recent “Victoria” and tv series like “The Wire” and “Fargo”.
In the Media
“Street Berlin”: Martin Waltz’s project on every day life in the German capital, on art and estetics, 2017
Why Black and White? Top Street Photographers Weigh In, the phoblographer, 2017
The Best Camera for Street Photography, petapixel, 2016
Street Photography in the Rain: 3 Lessons Learned, petapixel, 2016
nominated as one of the five best street photographers 2014, street core photography, 2014