Alen Lin | Los Angeles Architectural Photographer


Alen Lin is a Los Angeles-based photographer and photo retoucher serving clients worldwide. A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Alen has worked as a full-time professional photographer since 2006.

Starting his photography as a contributor to ZAGAT,, and UrbanDaddy, his archive of over 40000 images, documents over 800 new restaurants, bars, nightlife, speakeasy, and shopping destinations in the Greater Los Angeles Region between the 12 year span between 2007-2018. 

His work can be seen on Elle Decor, Esquire, Angeleno Magazine, Malibu Magazine, Hospitality Design, Architectural Digest, LA Times, Los Angeles Magazine, LA Confidential, Gourmet Magazine, BizBash Magazine,, LA Direct Magazine,,, CitySearch, USATODAY.COM,,, amongst many other publications. 

As a food photographer, he has worked with The London West Hollywood Hotel, Gordon Ramsay, Boxwood Cafe, Asia de Cuba, The Garland Hotel, The Foundry on Melrose, Sadie Restaurant, Citrus at Social Hollywood, as well as many top chefs in the industry. 

Currently, Alen is working with some of the industry's most reputable architectural firms, interior design firms, as well as hospitality design.

He is the owner of WICK Studios, one of LA's premiere creative photo video production facilities, located on the corner of Highland and Sunset in Hollywood.


With over 100 clients, more than 600 projects and at least 20 major publications since 2006, Alen has built a reputation among the architectural and design community as their choice for architectural and interior design photographic assignments in Southern California and beyond. 

As a professional photographer, Alen Lin has received several awards and accolades for his work over the years. Here are some of the notable recognitions that he has received:

  • AIA: For seven consecutive years, his photos have appeared as nominees and winners for the AIA-Los Angeles Restaurant Design Awards.

  • James Beard Foundation Awards: Several of the cookbooks that feature Alen Lin's photography have also received James Beard Foundation Awards, which are among the most prestigious awards in the food industry.
  • American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Awards: Alen Lin has won multiple awards from the ASMP, which is a professional trade association for photographers. His work has been recognized in categories such as food photography and editorial photography.

  • Communication Arts Photography Annual: Alen Lin's photography has been featured in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, which is a prestigious publication that showcases the best in commercial and editorial photography.

In addition to these accolades, Alen Lin has also been featured in numerous publications and exhibitions over the years. His work has been praised for its beauty, composition, and ability to capture the essence of his subjects.

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