J. K. Lavin is a fine art photographer living and working in Venice, California. Recurring themes in her work are memory, self-portraiture and marking the passage of time. Duration is an important dimension of her practice, as well as experimentation with randomness and chance.

After moving to Los Angeles, J. K. Lavin received a Master's Degree of Art in Photography from California State University at Fullerton, CA. She also studied photography at The Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York and The Center of the Eye in Aspen, Colorado. She has exhibited across the US and at Fotofever Paris. 

Currently Crisis of Experience, photographs from her Polaroid SX70 self-portrait series, is on view as a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. Images from Crisis of Experience have received several prestigious awards.