Martin U Waltz

Martin U Waltz

is an art and commercial photographer. He is a founding member of the berlin1020 photography collective.

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

Martin lives in Berlin, Germany.

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 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, movies the film noir movies to Jim Jarmush, Wong Kar-wai and the recent “Victoria”, painting between Rembrandt, Hopper and Penck. and poetry with Baudelaire, Benn and Celan.

Awards

2017

1st place, moscow international foto awards
3rd place, moscow international foto awards
bronze medal, prix de la photographie paris
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
bronze medal, 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

The Award Winning Photos

Exhibitions

2017

sony world photography awards & martin parr exhibition, london uk
reclaim photography festival, dudley uk
the street experience, loosenart, rome italy
on spotlight, the art museum, constanta, romania

2016

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

2015

ipa 2015 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

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