Here is a little April Fools spoof directed and filmed by my handsome husband, Kirk Dianda for Woodward West.
We visited the Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano over the weekend. The most standout of the parade performers, for me were the Chinelos! The word “chinelos” is derived from the Nahuatl word “zineloquie” which means “disguised”. The dance is one of many to develop after the Spanish conquest as native traditions and rites blended into Christian festivals. One of these is Carnival, with its traditions of wearing masks, role reversal, anonymity and behaviors not normally tolerated. The Chinelos became popular in the Mexican state of Morelos and the Federal District of Mexico City, especially the boroughs of Milpa Alta and Xochimilco. This dance developed as a mockery of the Europeans with their fine clothing, beards, fair skin and obnoxious mannerisms. It was so inspiring to see the pride and community of the Mexican people during this parade and the details of the costumes were incredible!
Here is a little stop motion I created for Instagram. It’s the story of Ambergris, a highly sort after stone found washed up on beaches around the world. It originates as the vomit of a Blue Whale and oxidizes into a precious ingredient used by perfumers.
The bourgeoisie happily douche themselves in Whale vomit to be more appealing!! That’s pretty funny if you ask me.
Check out more of my animations over at instagram.com/amberb_dianda #abanimmations
We’ve visited some pretty special people and homes for #SHELTERBLACK but this one has to be one of my favorites! Check out SHELTERBLACK.com for our recent visit with super talented photographer Quang Le ❤️
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!