Erik Hagen

Where I'm Calling From
Location: New York, NY
Nationality: American
Biography: Erik Hagen is an American artist originally from Florida. His work has appeared in numerous group shows, both in the United States and internationally, and he was a selected participant in Review Santa Fe. He is interested in the ways in which... read on
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Where I'm Calling From
Credits: erik hagen
Updated: 12/27/16
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I understand that the world is sad, but also strange and funny. But if I didn’t tell you that’s what the pictures are about would you have thought it? If I tell you they are about America would you subscribe to that? I have to live with the memory of making the images; I bring personal baggage to each one. You can only observe the photo itself. I can tell you what they are about, I can do my best to order the images to guide you to the same feelings that I have about them. But that might all be futile, people bring their own baggage to photos. It is part of the beauty of photography, images retain openness to interpretation for the audience. I’m still not sure I’ve told you what these photos are about, it seems you are as likely to tell me, we might both be wrong. Perhaps the images are like understanding itself: murky, unclear, waiting for the light of interpretation.


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Team Member

By Erik Hagen / Los Angeles, CA

The Ghost

By Erik Hagen

They Name a Street After Him

By Erik Hagen / Los Angeles, CA — For six years, I drove a taxi in Los Angeles. These photographs were made during that time. Many of these..

Platitudes and Multitudes

By Erik Hagen / Wilmington, DE — Each of these images is a platitude, an empty expression that is pleasing to see. I borrow from the style of..

The Girlie Show

By Erik Hagen / Ybor City, FL — The Girlie Show Bigtop Burlesque, Ybor City, FL. "I try to create images on stage..

William Beaver House

By Erik Hagen / New York, NY — William Beaver House for Tsao & McKown Architects, New York, NY

Three Pieces Emily Moon

By Erik Hagen / Providence, RI — Three Pieces for Emily Moon

Tarzana Home Theater

By Erik Hagen / Los Angeles, CA — Tarzana Home Theater for Brentwood Audio Video Installations, Los Angeles, CA

Hidden Street

By Erik Hagen — If you make a full pot of coffee, and drink it alone over the course of a cold night, you may end up here...
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