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67 West Street suit 211, Brooklyn NY
Brooklyn, 11222

Artist Statement

Dana (distortion) Yavin is an influential music photographer, film director, designer, DJ, video editor, producer, and entrepreneur. Her relentless passion for photographing live music has led to multiple physical injuries, violent ejection from music venues, and setting the trend for using step stools in the photography pit (she is five feet tall). Dana’s work as a music photographer has been featured in a variety of media, including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Relix,, BrooklynVegan, SPIN, NME, NPR, Fender, the Waster,, CBS local,, Rockin’on Magazine (Japan), BASSQuarterly (Germany), DRUM! Magazine, Microsoft Arts, VH1, Adult Swim, Consequence of Sound,, and more. Her photography specialty is capturing the energy and essence of high-profile bands and artists in performance. Some artists she has photographed include Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Madonna, Soundgarden, Metallica, Aerosmith, Coldplay, KISS, Bruce Springsteen, The Cure, Jack White, Jane’s Addiction, and Patti Smith. Dana’s photographs have been exhibited in New York, Argentina, London, Japan, and Miami. She has also been commissioned for portraits of musicians and created album covers. In addition to her photography work, Dana has worked on numerous music videos and wrote, directed, and edited two feature-length films: Stolen and FlatMates (winner, National Board of Review Award, 2003). Among many honors and awards, her most recent is the grand prize of PDN’s Ultimate Music Photography award. In 2018 she launched her clothing and accessories brand Distortion Unplugged. In 2023 she launched her Pilates studio, Selformer, set to open to the public in March 2023 Dana Distortion lives, works, and is constantly inspired by her favorite place in the world; New York City!


Instagram: @danadistortion