I'm a Detroit based photographer interested in digging into everyday situations and coming out with compelling stories. I love visually showcasing the world in the most objective and truthful way possible, while retaining a tinge of optimism and humor. Photography has allowed me to travel extensively: studying in Paris at Spéos Photographic Institute, photographing wind turbine technicians in Oregon for Siemens Wind Power, and spending half of 2013 in Lagos, Nigeria working with The African Artists' Foundation and LagosPhoto. I am available for hire for editorial, portrait, and reportage work.

Contact me for pricing or if you'd like to say hi.


Supported by Wonderful Machine

Portrait by Jason Keen

Partial Client List

AAA Living
American House
The Bloc Ad Agency
Brownbook Magazine
Complete Fashion Lagos
Detroit Home
Downtown Detroit Partnership
Insigniam Quarterly
Financial Times
Fortune Magazine
Hour Detroit
Model D
Next City
Siemens Wind Power
Telegraph Magazine
The Washington Post


College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, BFA with Honors, Photography— 2011
Spéos Photographic Institute, Paris, France, 24-Week Professional Photography Program— 2010


Obscura Land Vol. 1 - 2016
Smithsonian Instagram Takeover 6/10-6/15 — 2014
Nick Hagen, Suburbia - Solo Photo Exhibition, Detroit, MI — 2014
Where We Live - Photo Exhibition, Floating School, Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria — 2013
Detroit Through Artists' Eyes, Art Effect Gallery, Detroit, MI — 2012
Focally Grown, Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI — 2011
Spéos Paris Photographic Institute: End of Year Exhibition, Paris, France — 2010

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