Tyler Hagen

Tyler Hagen is a photographer based out of California.

Tyler Hagen

"I think aesthetically recording spontaneous action, rather than carefully posing a picture, is the most valid and expressive use of photography,"

Stanley Kubrick. 


I was born in California but raised in Michigan. Returning to the West Coast after my time in the midwest instilled a unique perspective in how I photograph my clients. 

The lessons I learned  from attending film school at Saddleback College have had a major influence in shaping my shooting style. Focusing on directing and cinematography allowed me to transition those skills into a photographic medium and apply a lot of the same techniques. Capturing a sense of emotion in my photographs is the main priority.  

Major influences include William Mortensen, Stanley Kubrick, Harry Benson and Thomas Wesley Pentz. 

Commercial Clients

LA Weekly, Hamptons Las Vegas, Wild Thyme Restaurant Group, Ballast Point Brewery, Filament Brand, Fly Society, Yoga Fo Yo Soul (Yogi Brii), Glime Designs, Eak (Elevating All Kind), Original Grain (Watches), WeedMaps, Till Dawn Group, The Event Loft, The Villa San Juan, Gray Matter Museum Of Art, Who Song and Larry's Restaurant, Bleodren Bikinis