J. K. Lavin is a fine art photographer living and working in Venice, CA. Recurring themes in her work are time, memory and measuring the passage of time. She is interested in the use and influence of randomness and chance as an element in her art practice. 

Life Magazine made an early imprint on her and she decided to study photojournalism. Due to the high demand for prerequisite courses at the University of Minnesota, the first available class was Introduction to Photography in the Art Department. This chance event set her on a path to being a fine art photographer. 

After moving to Los Angeles, J. K. Lavin received a Master's Degree of Art in Photography from California State University at Fullerton. She also attended the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY and the Center of Eye in Aspen, CO.

J. K. Lavin has had one-person exhibitions at Spot Photo Works in Los Angeles and Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA.  Her work has been shown recently at San Francisco Camerawork Gallery in San Francisco, the Griffin Museum of Photography in MA, The Center for Fine Art Photography in CO, Building Bridges Art Exchange in Santa Monica, CA and Fotofever 2017 in Paris, FR.  Photographs from her Polaroid SX70 self-portrait series Crisis of Experience have received several prestigious awards.