Well, 2013 really kicked me in the butt, and showered me with hugs and kisses!
I had the opportunity to travel the world, work with some incredible people, and was completely inspired by new and old friends along the way. And to top it off, we were adopted by two very beautiful cats; Blackie “Sabbath” Boo and Yeti.
I am eternally grateful for the love and support from our family and friends, and are wishing you all the love in the world for 2014. I look forward to creating magic with you in the year ahead.
Here are a few highlights from throughout the past year…
Behind-the-scenes photos from the 2013 Transworld ”Skate & Create” print article and online video featuring the Element team entitled “Past To Present” Written and Directed by Kirk Dianda.
Portrait series of guest speakers at the Semi-Permanent conference in Los Angeles, CA. Featuring Jeffrey Deitch, Aaron Rose, Oliver Zahm, and Alex Israel.
Co-photographer, alongside Arto Saari for the Oakley web feature “Fear & Loathing In Australia” starring Curren Caples, Eric Koston, Rune Glifberg, and Ryan Sheckler.
Fashion shoot for the Jac Vanek Summer 2013 campaign, featuring Amber Saylor and Kris Kidd.
Photography for the online feature, and filmed footage of Ray Barbee for The Element Perspective by Element.
Fashion shoot for the Element Eden Holiday 2013 campaign.
Created and shot the stop motion animation “Día de Muertos” to celebrate The Day of the Dead.
Shot the photos, and designed the ads for the Jac Vanek Holiday 2013 collection.
Created “TEMPORADA” which was my first attempt at 3-dimensional animation. Check out #ABANIMATIONS for more stop-motion animations on Instagram.
Met and shot behind-the-scenes photos of RZA for the DC x WU-TANG short film “STREETS & BOARDS & BEES & SWORDS” Written and Directed by Kirk Dianda.
Shot the photos, and designed the ads for the Jac Vanek Spring 2014 collection… Coming soon!
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Thanks again, and Happy New Year!
In conjunction with the release of the DC x Wu-Tang 20 Year Anniversary Collection, which celebrates the anniversary of the groundbreaking album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” DC is proud to present, “STREETS & BOARDS & BEES & SWORDS,” a short film which follows the parallel stories of one album’s effect on the music and skate industries and the simultaneous launch of a brand onto the skate scene that forever changed footwear. The film is told through interviews with the icons that paved the way, and chronicles the common thread amongst underdogs and visionaries… Musicians, skateboarders and forward thinkers alike must believe in themselves and break the rules in order to change the world.
Directed by the handsome Kirk Dianda.
Check out some behind the scenes photos i shot of the making of the short film and some limited edition DC X WUTANG products.
Paris, Día de Muertos and the day I married the love of my life. Thank you for all your love Mr. Dianda.
November 1st and 2nd celebrates, Día de Muertos!
Remembering family and friends that have passed away, the tradition is as ancient as the Aztecs, and is celebrated all over the world.
It’s nothing to be sad about. Build an alter to your dearly departed ones, honoring them with their favorite foods and drinks, decorate with Marigolds, and recall stories of their past lives in merriment.
Here is a stop-motion animation inspired by “Danse Macabre” that Kirk and I created in honor of Día de Muertos and Kirk’s Grandfather, Grandpa Louis Dianda.