When DIY music venue Death By Audio announced its imminent closing, it was Brooklyn’s own Ebru Yildiz who rushed to the scene to photograph its final seventy-five days of band rehearsals, community living, and live shows. With her forthcoming book on the horizon, the photographer made time to chat with Feature Shoot about her remarkable body of work, the persistence required to work as a freelance artist, and her advice for emerging photographers.

As Feature Shoot Editor-in-Chief Alison Zavos spoke with the photographer, Yildiz’s passion for everything she does—from her commercial entertainment portraiture to her personal labor of love in the Brooklyn DIY scene—shone through in every response she offered.

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