My name is Dana Distortion and I’m a professional music fan. I’m also a huge technology geek and I’m in love with my cat. I’m happiest when I create, and I do believe that all we need is love (and music….duh).
Music photographer, filmmaker, designer, and business owner
Brooklyn, New York
Where You’ve Seen My Work
Rolling Stone, Spin, Brooklyn Vegan, NME, and lots of other publications and websites. I’ve also been the tour photographer for Babymetal and Gogol Bordello and have shot pretty much every artist I admire from Paul McCartney to Madonna to the Rolling Stones.
After the Gold Rush by Neil Young
“Woman” by John Lennon. It’s the perfect song.
What brought you into the music industry?
THE MUSIC. Music has been my everything since I can remember. I was just thrilled to discover it can become a career as well :)
How is your life affected by COVID-19?
I’ve actually never been more creative in my life! So I want to use my energy and productivity by trying to inspire and help others in the music industry during this difficult time.
Have I benefited from a COVID relief fund?
How do you feel in general?
I’m hopeful, and I’m really enjoying being in one place for once. I spend a lot of time dreaming, creating, cooking, and hanging out with my cat. I think this pandemic has made all of us focus on what truly matters. I am trying to make the best of it, but reality hits hard at times, I’m not gonna lie.
A short funny/memorable/touching story on the job.
To me, it's always about the fans. Like the joy of a smile on someone’s face when I can offer them my extra ticket to a sold-out show. I have met some absolutely phenomenal music lovers during my career, and we’ve stayed connected. I spend a lot of time talking to other music fans and taking photos of them. To me, they are just as important to live shows as the musicians on stage.
photo: David Turcotte
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