J. K. Lavin is a fine art photographer whose process incorporates randomness and chance. She is primarily interested in nocturnal photography, using vintage cameras and color print film, with which she explores themes of time and memory.  After studying photography at the University of Minnesota, Washington University at St. Louis, the Center of the Eye, and the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY,  she received a Master of Arts degree in photography from California State University, Fullerton.  For a period of time, she worked and exhibited as a neon artist in Los Angeles before returning to photography.  Recently her work has been shown at All Women Are Dangerous, Building Bridges Art Exchange at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA (2017), Of Memory, Bone & Myth, University of North Dakota at Grand Forks (2017) Month of Photography Los Angeles (2016), Fotofever, Paris (2015)and two recent solo exhibitions at Spot Photo Works, Los Angeles (2015) and Orange Coast College Photography Gallery, Costa Mesa (2016).
Currently she lives and works in Venice, CA.