Wayne Martin Belger (b. 1964, Los Angeles, California) a student of linguistics and comparative religion followed a path to investigate the roots of beliefs, passions and truths as told through alternative and historic forms of communication. Wayne is an unconventional fine art photographer that uses historical artifacts and processes as his medium to build intricate functional analog cameras that are hand-tooled from blocks of metal, and used to engage with underserviced communities, highlighting current social and humanitarian issues. Belger’s ornate multi-media installations include the custom project camera, large analog prints and relevant artifacts from shoot locations. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Much of his work lives in permanent museum collections in the U.S. and private collections globally. Wayne’s work has been featured in many magazines and newspapers such as LA Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Juxtapoz, and Black + White.