Yale Wagner utilizes architecture, interiors and the natural world as a framework for his subjects. Part of his process is about capturing images conveying visual texture, surface, layers, dimensions and the visceral quality of light. Some of his inspirations have spanned astronomy, byzantine art, Vienna Secession, the film-worlds of Antonioni, Fellini, Lynch, and Tarkovsky, the architecture of Étienne-Louis Boullé and Carlo Scarpa, artists James Turrell and Giorgio de Chirico.

His foundations include degrees in Art History and Photography from the University of Arizona, site of the Center for Creative Photography. His early training in the 90s and early 2000’s 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.

Clients and featured work includes Condé Nast Traveler,  AD India, AD US, Vanity Fair, Vogue India, Esquire, Quest, Interior Design Magazine; the book Eric Cohler - Cohler on Design (The Monacelli Press); Sotheby's, 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.