Martin Waugh combines art and science to capture nature’s infinite beauty.
Throughout history, water has calmed the soul, soothed the spirit and healed the wounded. Martin’s free-flowing photography evokes images from rolling, rhythmic oceans to drops of water falling upon a lake, taking one on a spiritual journey bounded only by imagination. Through a mastery of high-speed photography, Martin Waugh freezes time – effectively sculpting water into tangible forms of surprising precision and symmetry—forms that otherwise occur too briefly for the eye to observe. By harnessing the potential of natures fundamental relationships between water, air, gravity, and time, the artist offers us images of astounding aleatoric beauty and grace.
Catching nature in the act
Martin received his B.S. degree in Physics from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He lives in Portland, where he has kayaked many of the gorgeous white water rivers the region has to offer. His work can be found in museum, corporate, and private art collections.