Who The Fuck Is Dana Distortion?
My name is Dana Distortion and I’m a professional music fan. I spend most of my time listening to music, playing music, and taking photos of musicians. Live shows, festivals, portraits of musicians, anything involving a good distortion pedal.
I’ve also always been a big fashion enthusiast. I mean, music and fashion just go hand in hand—there is really no doubt about that. From Bowie to Jagger, Freddie Mercury to Stevie Nicks, the biggest and most lasting fashion trends have been born from rock and roll.
I want to share with you my love of music, photography, and fashion through my new fashion brand, Distortion Unplugged. It's rock and roll you can wear.
My brand is all about the fun of being a super fan. I'm sharing the lyrics of my favorite songs, photos I’ve taken, set lists from my favorite shows, and my personal collection of photo passes—all made into wearable art, and printed on the best fabrics and materials I could find. I'm hoping that by wearing my clothes, you'll be able to connect with and provoke a knowing smile from other super fans.
Distortion Unplugged is ultimately a tribute to rock and roll. I hope people can find joy and inspiration wearing my designs. I did my best to make everything super affordable (so you guys can use any of your extra cash to buy a ticket to your next live concert!)
You can also view my photography and purchase all kind of fun stuff on here. This is really the place for all your rock'n'roll needs.
See you in the first row, and cheers everybody!!
Dana (distortion) Yavin is known as one of the most influential young music photographers of our time, a film director, designer, DJ, video editor, and producer. 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, RollingStone.com, BrooklynVegan, SPIN, NME, NPR, Fender, the Waster, Yahoo.com, CBS local, Masterybridge.com, Rockin’on Magazine (Japan), BASSQuarterly (Germany), DRUM! Magazine, Microsoft Arts, VH1, Adult Swim, Consequence of Sound, CMJ.com, and more.
Her specialty as a photographer is capturing the energy and essence of high profile bands and artists in performance. Some of the 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.
Dana Distortion lives, works, and is constantly inspired by... her favorite place in the world, New York City!