martin u waltz

is a berlin based photographer. he is also a partner at Marketinghelfer. Digital Marketing.

martin is a founding member of the berlin1020 street photography collective.


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.



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


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


2x honorable mention international photography awards
honorable mention monochrome awards
honorable mention moscow international foto awards



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


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


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


voted as one of the 20 most influential street photographers  2015 and 2017 by the readers of

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

Martin Waltz on capturing the contrasts of Berlin – sony mobile blog, 2015

nominated as one of the five best street photographers 2014 – street core photography, 2014