November 2011 archive

EDEN ANIMATION STILLS

This December 1st, Element Eden will be releasing a self titled short film, “Eden – The Story of Element Eden”, which aims to capture the story of the brand, its family, and vision. In creating this project, I co-directed the film with my husband and filmmaker, Kirk Dianda. Together, we documented the spectrum of personalities, products, and stories, which will be set to an original soundtrack we co-directed with Lauren Humphrey.

To string the story along, I created a set of handmade stop-motion animations that not only help tell the story of Eden, but also present the brand’s quirky personality. The painstakingly hand-made paper cutouts, pieced together, are a perfect compliment to a story, detailing creativity and  fashion.

L.S.1

I took this photo while visiting Lisa Solberg’s studio in Downtown LA. It is oil and acrylic on canvas and stands at 72″ x 107″.

Entitled L.S.1, it is absolutly breathtaking in real.

See more of Lisa’s work at lisasolberg.com

Amy Purdy

 

I was going through my archives the other day, and came across one of my most favorite photos I have ever taken, and wanted to share it with you guys.
Three years ago, I went to visit Amy Purdy in Lake Tahoe for a shoot. It is incredible to think what this amazing young woman has achieved since then. She is a huge inspiration to me and many others.

Check out her website to find out more.

 

Once upon a time…

This is the trailer for “Eden”, a short-film that captures the story of Element’s women’s apparel brand and the family behind it.

I co-directed the film with my husband, Kirk Dianda. Together, we shot and edited the piece over the course of two years, as we documented all the products and personalities behind the brand. To string the story along, I created a set of handmade stop-motion animations, that not only help tell the story of Eden, but also represent the brand’s quirky personality, while detailing creativity and fashion.

Short film available on December 1st.

 

Directed by:

Amber B Dianda

Kirk Dianda

 

Music by:

Loren Humphrey

 

 

concerto

My beautiful neighbor played her 16th Concerto last weekend. The performance was breathtaking, especially hearing her play The Moonlight Sonata, “Quasi una fantasia” by Ludwig van Beethoven on a grand piano. It seriously gave me goosebumps and brought a tear to my eye.