Martin U Waltz

Photography was Martin’s first love and his second career. After a career in business finance he works now as an art and commercial photographer. Martin is a founding member of the berlin1020 photography collective.

Vision

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.

Inspiration

Martin’s work beyond draws inspiration from many sources beyond the world of photography  Music ranging from Thomas Tallis and  J.S. Bach to contemporary electronic music and hiphop, literature with the work of J.P. Sartre, Paul Bowles and Michel Houellebecq, from the film noir movies to Jim Jarmush,  Wong Kar-wai and the recent “Victoria”, the world of painting between Rembrandt, Hopper and Penck. Poetry with Baudelaire, Benn and Celan.

Martin is a regular visitor of museums and photographic exhibitions off all genres.

I’m incredibly curious. I’m constantly looking for visual input.

-Martin U Waltz

martin@streetberlin.net

Awards

2017

commended photographer, sony world photography awards
finalist siena international photo awards
2x nominee fine art photography awards

2016

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

2015

2nd place, moscow international foto awards
3rd place, international photography awards
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

2014

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

Exhibitions

2017

sony world photography awards & martin parr exhibition, london uk
reclaim photography festival, dudley uk

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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