Martin U Waltz: Photographer in Berlin
Martin U Waltz is a photographer and and as such an artist, educator and entrepreneur. An economist by trade and following a career in corporate finance, he has turned his life long passion for photography into his profession.
Together with writer Dirk Könnecke Martin is working on Violens.org – an art project on violence.
Martin won numerous prizes at international photography competitions: Moscow International Foto Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie Paris, International Photography Awards.
His work has been shown in exhibitions in New York, London, Dublin, Rome, Budapest, Bucharest and Berlin. His work can be found in numerous private collections.
Martin is a passionate photography teacher. In his street photography workshops he enjoys both, passing on his knowledge and the creative exchange with his students.
He lives with his wife and two sons in the heart of Berlin, Germany’s vibrant capital.
Martin’s work is a reflection on the human condition in urban space. He explores the underlying emotions in the city between existential angst, boredom and joy.
Martin’s work focuses on portraiture, documentary and street photography. Martin has long term, passionate “it’s complicated” kind of relationship with the city of Berlin. He captures the contemporary, authentic Berlin.
Berlin, Berlin. It’s all about Berlin.Martin U Waltz
His work draws inspiration from many sources beyond the world of photography: literature, poetry, music, movies, TV series.
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.
Group Exhibitions (Selection)
Streetfotografie – Made in Germany, Rheinwerk Verlag, 2018 (co-author and cover image)
In the Media
Feature on the solo exhibition in the German consulate in Temeswar – Allgemeine Deutsche Zeitung (German language), 2018
Listed as “Famous Street Photography Blogger”, Eric Kim Blog, 2017
Cover story on the memories series, Street Photographers Notebook #31, 2017
Feature on the exhibition “One Day in Berlin”, Die Zeit (German Language), 2017
Cover story “Street Photography with Flash”, Soul of Street Magazine #13 (German language) 2017
“Street Berlin”: Martin Waltz’s project on every day life in the German capital, On Art and Estetics, 2017
voted as one of the 20 most influential street photographers 2015 and 2017; Streethunters.net
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
#BerlinMoments, Martin Waltz on capturing the contrasts of Berlin, Sony Mobile Blog, 2015
Why is Berlin the best place to live? – The Culture Trip, 2018
In Focus: Martin U Waltz • Street Photography – ProCamera App Blog, 2017
On the Edge: Martin U Waltz – The New Street Agenda, 2017
Street Tips with Martin Waltz – Podcast with Valerie Jardin, 2016
How to evolve your style as a street photographer – The Phoblographer.com, 2016
VISUAL Q&A: Martin Waltz – CCOH Cooperative of Photography, 2016
A Shooter in… Berlin, Germany with Martin Waltz – Shooter Files, 2015