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OAKLEY IN RESIDENCE – LA WOMAN

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For its closing weekend, May 8-10, Oakley In Residence: Los Angeles celebrates LA WOMAN – a homage to the art of female skateboarding, featuring the stars and scenery of the city where it all began. Curated by photographer Amber B DiAnda, the exhibition is a modern day love letter to the city of angels. Featuring six photographers and one filmmaker, including the likes of Deanna Templeton, Magdalena Wosinska, Molly Steele, Imogen Barron, Andrea DoSouto and Lisa Whitaker. LA WOMAN highlights the exploration of landscapes, liberty, and ladies of the skate scene, reminding us of the co-existence associated with creative expression and our cultural surroundings.

Thank you to all the incredible woman that helped make this exhibition so awesome. I am eternally grateful for all your love and support. xa

AMBER B BULLETIN – AU REVOIR 2014

Hello and welcome to the Amber B Bulletin. This a sampling of photo-shoots and creative endeavors that I took on over the past year. Have a look, be inspired, and remember to consider me as your next photographer.

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JAC VANEK / FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
Here is a sneak peek at the Jac Vanek Holiday ’14 and Spring ’15 photo-shoot. The images were featured at ENK in Las Vegas, and will be used throughout the catalog and marketing for the next two seasons.

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JUXTAPOZ / TODD FRANCIS PORTRAITS
Juxtapoz magazine had a full-length feature on the always entertaining Todd Francis. The interview takes an in-depth look at his career, including an interview by Jeremy Fish, with portraits shot by me.

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ELEMENT EDEN / PHOTOGRAPHY
Check out this larger-than-life photo of Amy Purdy that was featured in Times Square, NYC. This is a campaign that I shot for Element Eden, for the collection that Amy co-designed with them. I’m so proud of everything this amazing woman is doing, from competing at the Winter Olympics, to starring in Dancing With the Stars, and now launching her own book.

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OAKLEY / MALIBU POOL PARTY
My husband and I recently got the green light to shoot a secret spot in Malibu. Here’s a few behind-the-scenes photos of Curren Caples, Rune Glifberg, and friends while Arto Saari and Kirk Dianda shoot the session for an upcoming Oakley ad campaign.

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PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Here is a sampling of a few portraits that I shot recently. It’s inspiring, getting the chance to work with incredible people like Arto Saari, Jefferey Dietch, and Tony Hawk.

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AR4T ARTSHOW
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery asked me to be a part of the Art & Nature: New Contemporary exhibition. The show featured artists from all over the United States, and explored a contemporary interpretation of the natural world. I created a hand-sewn creature called Stumpy, who couldn’t understand why his girlfriend, Miss Chainsaw kept cutting him down.

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OPEN HOUSE CREATIVE ARTSHOW
I was also invited to exhibit at the Open House Creative ‘Print or Dye’ exhibition. Each artist on display explored unique ways of print making which made for an eclectic collection of art.

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WORMHOLE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
I’ve recently created a font made of worms that were hand cut to communicate sarcastic saying and things that people would normally be too shy to say. Check out the ongoing Wormhole series on my Instagram, and let me know what you want them to say next.

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URBAN DECAY COSMETICS / PHOTOGRAPHY
Here’s Wende Zomnir, the founder of Urban Decay Cosmetics, in the new flagship store in Fashion Island, Newport Beach. This portrait and interior shots were featured in an L.A. Times article highlighting Wende, her brand, and store opening. I love meeting and working with inspiring people like Wendy who follow their passions.

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AMBER B ANIMATIONS
Here is a stop-motion animation I created from paper to showcase my photography business. In case you missed the short movie, you can check it out here.

I also got the chance to create a stop motion animation for the lovely girls over at Open House Creative. Inspired by their incredible space and all the wonderful creativity that happens there. You can see more of my animations here.

Thanks for reading! You can stay in touch with what I’m up to on facebook and Instagram, and also by following my blog.

For photography bookings and creative endeavors, please contact me directly at:
amberbdianda@gmail.com.

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PRINT OR DYE EXHIBITION

The Print or Dye exhibition opened over the weekend at Open House Creative, and it was rad. So many lovely creative people in one room. Here are some photos from the night. Sending out a big thank you to Sophie, Kameron, and Michele for having me. <3

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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BLOKES IN AUSTRALIA

Some portraits I shot in Oz… Check out my Instagram or #OAKLEYINOZ for more.

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.

ROLE PLAYBACK EXHIBITION

We are currently exhibiting our Japanther music video at the Union Art Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The group show is titled, “Role Playback” as focuses on the complex, collaborative process involved in music video production. The exhibition highlights the work of dedicated art directors, set designers, artists and collaborators of music video production up-close and in-detail for the public view. Production methods spotlighted include a variety of intricate stop motion animations, complex feats kaleidoscopic choreography and the delicate human touch of one’s puppet’s journey through a carnival fantasy.

JAPANTHER “COME BACK HOME” MUSIC VIDEO from Amber B Dianda on Vimeo.

The exhibition will be open until December 14th.

Union Art Gallery 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Here are a couple of video that will also be featured at the exhibition.

Click the link to see some images of the gallery – Role Playback

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1975 IS HAUNTED!

1975 IS HAUNTED group exhibition is this weekend!

Join us for our fourth year Anniversary and celebration of the Creaks, Shrieks, and Howling Beasts that inhabit haunted houses and other dire destinations.

Opening night is October 20 from 7-10pm

1975, 89 Charlotte St. Rochester, NY 14607

The show will run from October 20 – November 17, 2012.

More exhibition details here.

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