In 2011 Paul McCartney asked Dustin to photograph a leg of his North American tour as well as some private rehearsals in 2017. He’s worked regularly with Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters since 1995, and had the honour of being the only photographer with Nirvana during rehearsals for a one-night-only performance celebrating their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
In addition to his concert photography Dustin is a sought after portrait photographer. His photography has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and in the pages of countless CD and DVD packages, magazines and books worldwide. Not to mention the personal collections of many of the people he’s photographed.
Born and raised in Victoria, BC and currently based in Toronto, Canada, Dustin Rabin has achieved many of his life-long dreams in music photography. He continues to photograph artists, direct music videos and travel the world shooting concerts and is looking ahead to new artistic challenges.
Official website: DustinRabin.com
Gallery Representation: Morrison Hotel Gallery.
Dustin's Still Photography (Film & Television) StillDustin.com
NFT: SuperRare / Foundation
– Jack Black, Tenacious D
“True visionary art.”
– Mix Master Mike, Beastie Boys
“You take such fucking awesome pictures.
They just keep getting better and better.”
– Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters/Nirvana
“It’s a relief Dustin is crawling around the shadows somewhere, trapping moments into immortality, rather than allowing them to fade into memory.”
– Josh Homme, Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures
“Great pictures, nice guy, magic combination!”
– John Paul Jones, Them Crooked Vultures, Led Zeppelin
“The drummer keeps a pulse.
Dustin freezes it with a glance.
– Stephen Perkins, Jane’s Addiction
“He has a gifted ability to see and capture moments that usually go unnoticed by the average eye!”
– Ben Kowalewicz, Billy Talent
“I hate all photographers.
Especially that Dustin Creep.”
– Mike Patton, Faith No More / Fantomas / Tomahawk
“Dustin has a photographic lens for an eye.”
– Alfredo Ortiz, Beastie Boys
“His love for what he does runs so deeply that he liberates moments of excitement, hope, joy, and authenticity in a way so few photographers can.”
– Richard Branson
“Dustin captures the spirit and the glamour of live burlesque beautifully. Thank you!”
– Dita Von Teese
“Dustin is a natural.”
– Sarah Harmer, Musician
“Dustin does a marvelous job, he’s just a marvelous young man.
If you knew him as well as I know him,
you would be enamored.”
– Uncle Leo (Len Lesser)
“I only have 2 photos hanging on the walls in my house; one of my wife and me and the other is one that Dustin took.”
– Dallas Green, City And Colour / Alexisonfire
“Dustin does great work. Clean, expressive shots. He definitely captured the temperature of the things going down in that room.”
– Chino, Deftones
“Dustin has a great eye, and is stealthy like a ninja. He steals souls, and his photography tells their stories.”
– Frank Iero, My Chemical Romance
“How can I possibly articulate how blown away I am by your work?
Your images dramatically changed my film.”
– James Moll, Director of the Grammy Award-Winning "Foo Fighters: Back And Forth"
“The Things We Left Behind was one of my favourite records that we have done in a long time. One of the big reasons is because of Dustin’s photographs. Sometimes album art lifts the whole project up.”
– Greg Keeler, Blue Rodeo