Berlin Photographer Martin U Waltz

Martin U Waltz: Photographer in Berlin

Martin offers a broad range of services ranging from headshots, street and business portraits, event and editorial photography to brand + pr cooperations and street photography workshops.

Among his commercial clients are small startups and global brands like HP or Sony Mobile.

Martin’s free work focuses on the human element in urban space. He is a founding member of the berlin1020 street photography collective.

Martin has won numerous international photography awards. His work has been shown at solo and group exhibitions in New York, Paris, Dublin, London, Rome, Bucharest and Berlin in recent years.

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.

Artist Statement

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”.

Martin U Waltz Berlin Photographer
Awards

2017

  • 1st place, moscow international foto awards
  • 3rd place, moscow international foto awards
  • bronze medal, prix de la photographie paris
  • finalist, siena international photo awards
  • nominee, fine art photography awards

2016

  • finalist, travel photographer of the year
  • 2x honorable mention, monochrome awards
  • honorable mention, international photography awards

2015

  • 2nd place, moscow international foto awards
  • 3rd place, international photography awards
  • 3rd prize, prix de la photographie paris, people’s choice award
  • bronze medal, prix de la photographie paris
  • 4x honorable mention, monochrome awards
  • nominee, fine art photography awards

2014

  • 2x honorable mention, international photography awards
  • honorable mention, moscow international foto awards
  • honorable mention, monochrome awards
The Award Winning Photos
Exhibitions

2017

  • a day in berlin, fotogalerie friedrichshain, berlin germany
  • sony world photography awards exhibition, london uk
  • on spotlight, the art museum, constanta, romania
  • the street experience, loosenart, rome italy
  • reclaim photography festival, dudley uk

2016

  • streets of berlin, ori project gallery, berlin germany, solo
  • ipa 2015 best of show exhibition, san fernando philippines
  • obscure street, in-spire gallery, dublin ireland
  • on spotlight, bucharest photo week, bucharest romania
  • ipa 2015 best of show exhibition, paris france

2015

  • ipa 2015 best of show exhibition, new york usa
  • istreet, sol art gallery, dublin ireland
  • streets of the world, bucharest photo week, bucharest romania

2014

  • street photography berlin, galerie pruenner, mattersburg austria, solo
  • world street photography, museo de esculturas, tejada spain

Interviews

How to evolve your style as a street photographer – the phoblographer.com, 2016

VISUAL Q&A: Martin Waltz – CCOH Cooperative of Photography, 2016

Meet Berlin Street Photographer, Martin Waltz – the culture trip, 2015

A Shooter in… Berlin, Germany with Martin Waltz – shooter files, 2015

Collaborations

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Violens.org

Stories on Violence with Dirk Könnecke

Violens.org
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Memorial Ghosts

The Memorial with Roland Groebe

Memorial Ghosts
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Berlin1020

The Street Photography Collective

Berlin1020