The Love (Metal) Boat!

29 September 14

Posted at 6:28

It's not every day you find yourself stuck on a ship in the middle of the ocean with Lemmy Kilmister and Phillip Anselmo! As a huge metalhead, Motörhead's MotörBoat cruise was a real dream come true. As a music photographer, I've had the opportunity to experience many wild events, but being on a boat with all my teen idols is sure one to remember. Between tanning with Chuck Billy and eating lunch with Joey Belladona, me and my fellow metal fans got the unforgettable experience of being (real) up close and personal with our favorite metal bands. And to make this whole thing even better, we all got to witness everyone playing on stage together covering the best rock and metal songs AND the even bigger treat of hearing Philip Anselmo doing Pantera songs!! (!!!!) So even with Megadeth dropping off of the bill, this cruise did not lack good times. I can't tell you anymore--as what happens on the boat stays on the boat--but I'll let the photos do the job.

Click HERE and check out my covrage for Rolling Stone. More photos on SPIN and BrooklynVegan soon! 



Hot on my Playlist: 5 Minutes Alone/ Pantera 


He's Got The Moves Like Jagger

15 September 14

Posted at 1:57

Here's a little portrait of Adam Levine to brighten up your day Boys and Girls. Why not??? 


©Photo by Dana (distortion) Yavin. all rights reserved 2014

Hot On My Playlist: It Was Always You/ Maroon 5 


New Website New Blog!

08 September 14

Posted at 8:41

 A whole lot of great and new things are happening with me lately!! It's the end of the summer and time to slow down a little (or is it???) I have a new website and a new blog. I just started a year-long partnership with my favorite camera bag company,  Lowepro. And I'm about to embark on a heavy metal cruise with  Motörhead, Megadeth, and  Anthrax (!!!!) 

Many more goodies are baking in the Distortion oven, so stay tuned for more updates, surprises, and a lot more music and photography!!! I wanna thank all my followers and supporters. Your comments, emails, and messages truly mean the world to me! Okay, enough's time for some photos! 

I got to shot  Mötley Crüe last week. I was really lucky to be able to shoot one of the shows on their final tour. Crüe is one of the best live bands I know. Here are some photos from their August 30th show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. 


  Mötley Crüe 1


Mötley Crüe 2


Mötley Crüe 3


Mötley Crüe 4


Mötley Crüe 6