Dana Fineman grew up in Beverly Hills,California. She started taking pictures at the age of fourteen and spent the rest of her high school years in the darkroom. On the strength of her portfolio she was one of the youngest students to be accepted at the prestigious Art Center in Pasadena.
In the late seventies, she met Douglas Kirkland who became her mentor. With his encouragement, Dana moved to New York and immediately started working for Time Magazine, Newsweek and People. Specializing in people and environmental portraits, she traveled around the world for Town & Country, National Geographic, Travel Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, and many other clients such as American Red Cross, Harpo. In 1994 she was asked to be on the Masthead of Life magazine. Her work has also been featured on the cover and content of the “A Day in the Life” series.
She was also invited to the White House to photograph Hilary Clinton and President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush.
In the 2000’s while raising her children, Maxim, Sophie and Luke, in Malibu she focused on photographing the local intelligentsia.
Most recently, Dana has been working with Neil Young on Paradox and touring with his band Crazy Horse and Promise of the Real as well as Roy Orbison Jr and a variety of corporate clients.