MONUMENTAL is a word that is typically used to describe Yale Wagner's images. He is able to see the monumental in the smallest of details onward to the overall picture. What he taps into is the underlying experience. He specializes in Interiors, Architecture, Travel Locations and Portraits.
Clients include Conde Nast Traveler, Esquire, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Nylon, House & Garden UK, Sotheby's, and many more.
His images have featured prominently in designer Eric Cohler's monograph "Cohler On Design" (Monacelli). Yale has collaborated with designers Roman & Williams on the visual production of their monographs.
Developing work includes moving images.
He is based out of New York.
FOUNDATIONAL YEARS: Yale studied Art History at the University of Arizona, site of the Center for Creative Photography. He furthermore studied with fashion photographer Sheila Metzler in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work drew the attention of Helmut Newton who provided early support. Yale came to New York and began working with photographers on shoots from fashion (David Seidner) to celebrity portraits(Annie Liebovitz) and still life (Jay Zuckerkorn, Hans Gissinger). He then went to work behind the scenes in creative departments from architectural publishing, fashion (Tom Ford's Gucci), and entertainment (Madison Square Garden). Along the way, he was building his editorial profile shooting fashion for Nylon, and soon breakthrough interiors projects for Esquire Magazine. The rest has built from these foundations.