Yale Wagner conveys his subjects utilizing a visual texture of architecture, interiors and the natural world. For him, surface, dimensions and the visceral quality of light are all part of the process of story-telling and seeing images.

Some of his inspirations have included Astronomy, Byzantine art, Wiener Secession, the film-worlds Antonioni, Fellini, Lynch, and Tarkovsky, the architecture of Étienne-Louis Boullé, and artist James Turrell. His foundations include degrees in Art History and Photography from the University of Arizona, site of the Center for Creative Photography. In the 90s and early 2000’s, his early training included working in the studios of photographers such as Annie Liebovitz and David Seidner. Photographers Helmut Newton and Sheila Metzner were some of his early mentors.

His clients and features include Condé Nast Traveler, AD India, AD US, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Interior Design; the book Eric Cohler - Cohler on Design (The Monacelli Press); Sotheby's, Compass, Berkshire Hathaway, House and Garden UK, Dwell, New York Times, Ralph Pucci - Paul Mathieu Collection, Paul Mathieu for Luxury Living, Demisch Danant, Gyan Collection Jaipur, HIP Hotels, The Lodhi New Delhi and Perivolas Santorini.

He travels regularly, and is based out of New York.