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TWO THOUSAND AND FUCKING THIRTEEN

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…

Shot the Element Eden Spring 2013 global campaign, in Joshua Tree, CA with the beautiful Rayne Ivanushka.

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.

Interior photography for Shelter Black, including studio visits of Chad Eaton, Mark Whalen, Kozyndan, and Todd Francis.

Fashion shoot for the Jac Vanek Summer 2013 campaign, featuring Amber Saylor and Kris Kidd.

Fashion shoot in Ojai, CA for the Element Eden Fall 2013 collection, featuring the beautiful Sofia Titova.

Photography for the online feature, and filmed footage of Ray Barbee for The Element Perspective by Element.

Created and Directed the official music video “PSYCHO” for The Shining Twins.

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! 

For creative direction, fun times, photography, and video please contact me at: amberbdianda@gmail.com

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Thanks again, and Happy New Year!

xa

DAY OF THE DEAD

Día de Muertos from Amber B Dianda on Vimeo.

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.

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PSYCHO (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – THE SHINING TWINS BTS

PSYCHO (Official Music Video) – The Shining Twins from Amber B Dianda on Vimeo.

Here are some never before seen, behind the scenes photos of the making of The Shining Twins music video, ‘Psycho’.

PSYCHO (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) – THE SHINING TWINS

PSYCHO (Official Music Video) – The Shining Twins from Amber B Dianda on Vimeo.

PSYCHO MUSIC VIDEO PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Amber B Dianda presents the official music video for “Psycho” by The Shining Twins. Watch the punk duet perform their hit song on stage, while a few friends crash the party.

ABOUT THE MUSIC VIDEO:
Created by Amber B Dianda, the music video was inspired when a box of socks appeared at her front door courtesy of Stance socks. WithThe Shining Twins playing in her head, rather than putting the socks on her feet, Amber was inspired to make sock puppets instead… And so a music video was conceived.

Hand-sewn by Amber, the puppets were created to caricaturize Alex Weiss and Marisa Kreiss, aka The Shining Twins. But no band is complete without groupies to dance, drink, and run-a-muck. So when the stage was set, the band of merry pranksters joined in for the fun.

ABOUT THE SHINING TWINS:
The Shining Twins is an all-girl punk duet, starring Alex Weiss and Marisa Kreiss. “Pyscho” was one of the first songs they ever wrote and recorded on “Cum Play With Us” which was their inaugural album. The song recorded by heartthrob, Loren “Ted” Humphrey (Guards) at his studio in Bushwick, NY, with Alex on Bass and Marisa on drums. Both girls lend their voice on the raw and sinister lyrics about failed relationships, and losing your grip on reality.

Buy the Album here:
itunes.apple.com/us/album/cum-play-with-us-ep/id475924619

ABOUT AMBER B AND KIRK DIANDA:
Amber B has been sewing creatures as long as she could thread a needle, and has since exhibited them around the world. From Australia, Austria, Japan, Los Angeles, New York, and most notably as a front window installation to Parisian boutique, Colette, Amber’s creatures have travelled the world.

Kirk Dianda is best known for his storytelling and filmmaking within the skateboard world. He recently edited “Dreamland” the internet sensation starring Bob Burnquist, along with “Soul Rebel” the Mark Appleyard video, Nyjah Huston’s gold-medal winning Real Street video part, and “Rise & Shine” the #1 iTunes video part. Historians may know Kirk for his long-standing involvement with 411VM, and for creating the cult classic; ON Video.

Amber and Kirk regularly collaborate on projects, ranging from product design to film and photo essays, but the “Psycho” music video will go down in history as their favorite co-op thus far.

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I MISS YOU BEAU VELASCO

“I Miss You Beau Velasco” from The Death Set on Vimeo.

It’s the little things i miss about Beau Velasco… Walking the streets of NYC with you. Laughing about silly things like imaginary creatures you’d make up and how much you loved animals, usually the dorky ones that no one else would love.

It’s been years in the making, but the video for “I Miss You Beau Velasco” off “The Death Set” record “Michel Poiccard” is finally complete and I feel very honored to be a part of an amazing collaboration. So much love for you BV, we really do miss you.

“It would be impossible to make a video that would completely encapsulate our love for our lost band mate and friend Beau Velasco. He was an inspiration to us and to so many.
The process was extremely difficult, yet one we had to embark upon. It is very important to us that he be remembered. We asked as many people as possible that were close to Beau if they would like to appear in the video. So many friends and family from all over the world took part; from The Gold Coast and Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, Baltimore and New York City.” – The Death Set

Some of the artists and musicians you may recognize include Spank Rock, XXXChange, Santigold, Japanther, Best Fwends, Roofeeo (TV on the Radio / The Death Set), High Places, Dan Deacon, Trouble Andrew and Vice Cooler (XBRX).

Director/editor – Jay Buim
. DP – Kyle Repka. 
Additional video: 
Nathan Smith, 
Craig Elrod, 
Claudio Kirac, 
Leonie Savvides, 
Dalton Blanco, 
Scott Ross, 
Jay Buim, 
Mary Pearson
, Rob Barber, 
Johnny Siera
. Additional Live Footage: 
Claudio Kirac, 
Colin Devin Moore.
Animation – Amber B Dianda. 
Colorist – Irving Harvey
. Photography:
 Amber B Dianda,
Tod Seelie, 
Rebecca Smeyne
, Simon Lovelace, 
Ed Zipco
, Johnny Siera
, Carleton Banks.

Cast (in order of appearance) 
Amber B Dianda animation, Best Fwends (Dustin Pilkington, Anthony Davis), Native – Vincent Van Horne, Johnny Siera, Dan Walker, Ella Parons, Charles Parsons, Jahphet “Roofeeo” Landis (TV on the Radio / The Death Set), Joseph “JK5″ Ari Aloi (Daredevil Tattoo), Clinton Parsons, Leonie Savvides, Vice Cooler (XBRX), Carla Parsons, Steven Edson, Mark Duckworth, Benji Phillips, Simon Ponnusamy (AM Eyewear), Emily “Rabbit” McDonough, High Places (Rob Barber, Mary Pearson), Japanther (Ian Vanek, Matt Reilly), David Andler, Rob Girardi, Spank Rock (Naeem Juwan), Sofia Szamosi and Breakfast, Emily Elizabeth Holler, Phoenix “Benoot” Elizabeth Holler, Dan Deacon, Jay Buim, Dan Morris, Claudio Kirac,  Peter O’ Connell, Othelo Gervacio, Jocelyn Wilkerson, Kevin Kearney, Jah Jah Brown (Ninjasonik), Jessica Lee Wertz, Jason Urick, Alex “XXXChange” Epton, Scott Lowe, Trevor “Trouble Andrew” Andrew and Santi “Sanitgold” White, Beau The Dog, Tod Seelie

RÉSUME 2012

To recap a wonderful year, I would like to share some of the highlights from 2012. Last year was awesome and I’m really enthusiastic that 2013 will be bigger and better. Thank you for all your love and support, i truly appreciate being a part of a network of inspirational and motivated people. - Amber B

PHOTO SHOOTS

The Element Eden Spring ’13 campaign was shot in Joshua Tree, CA. These photos will be featured throughout Eden’s website, and in printed media, including Foam and Nylon magazine. The campaign was extra special, as I had the chance to collaborate with the amazing artist, Juliana Neufeld who created the illustrations that are featured on top of my photos.

Photographer: Amber B DiAnda
Artist: Juliana Neufeld
Make-up and Hair: Sandy Ganzer
Styling: Williams and Cook
Model: Rayne Ivanushka @ FORD Models

The Element Eden x Jac Vanek x Zumiez collaboration was shot in Downtown LA. Element and Jac Vanek created an exclusive collection for Zumiez, featuring the multi-talented Jac Vanek as the designer and model. Stay tuned for the full collection, collaboration, and campaign later this year.

Photographer: Amber B DiAnda
Model: Jac Vanek
Make up: Kirin Bhatty
Hair: Gabbi Pascua
Model: Jac Vanek

Kind Campaign is a movement and a documentary created by Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson which serves as an outlet for girls to share their stories, to learn from others’ experiences, to create awareness, healing and understanding about girl-against-girl crime. I documented their tour while visiting four schools in Seattle, WA.

During 2012 I’ve been collaborating with Valerie Killeen of BLEACHBLACK blogger fame, for the sister-site, SHELTERBLACK. Throughout the year, we shot intimate studio visits with Ed and Deanna Templeton, Claudio Kirac, Lisa Solberg, Mary and Ryan Kingman, and Chad Muska, and are planning some more exciting visits for 2013.

The Element Eden Holiday ’12 Amy Purdy shoot was shot at Lake Gregory, California. It is always incredible to work with snowboarder, inspiration speaker, Amazing Race star, and double-amputee; Amy Purdy.

Photographer: Amber B DiAnda.
Videographer: Kirk Dianda.
Model: Amy Purdy.

Studio shoot with fashion blogger Amber Saylor.

Photographer: Amber B Dianda.
Stylist: Amber Saylor
Model: Amber Saylor

EXHIBITIONS

My husband Kirk DiAnda and I collaborated on a stop-start animated music video for the Japanther song “Come Back Home”. We launched the video on Noisey/Vice.com along with a live launch at The Smell in LA with money raised being donated to the depression and anxiety charity, Mentalpod.com.

Our Japanther music video was also featured at the Linoleum Film Festival in  Russia, and the Role Palyback exhibition in Wisconsin, USA.

I was honored to write and direct The Eden Video, which documents the humble beginnings of Element Eden. The story is told through a short narrative, cut to a hand-made animation, both created by myself and co-creator, Kirk DiAnda. The short-film premiered at a private party and fashion show, and then released alongside a series of shorts called, behind-the-seamsSee my behind the seams feature here.

Here is a new AB creature, Even Ghosts have Freckles that was featured at the “1975 IS HAUNTED” exhibition in Rochester, NY! See more of my creatures and read their stories here.

I’m really passionate about self publishing and was able to add two new fan zines to my collection this past year; “Hooray for Phobias” and “Come Back Home”. Each zine is collated and sewn by hand.

FEATURED

Photographer feature in the Australian magazine; Yen.

Element Eden ads featuring photography by Amber B DiAnda in Nylon.

To keep in touch with what I’m up to, follow my facebook and Instagram pages for daily posts. Please contact me on amberbdianda@gmail.com for bookings.

Wishing you a peaceful and happy New Year. – xAB.

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