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
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Sewing in the studio over the weekend, here is a sneak peek at a piece for the ‘Art and Nature’ exhibition at Artist Republic 4 Tomorrow next month.
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.
Some portraits I shot in Oz… Check out my Instagram or #OAKLEYINOZ for more.
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
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
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-seams. See 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
Wishing you a peaceful and happy New Year. – xAB.
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
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.
We’ve been invited to show our “Come Back Home” animated music video at a russian animation festival called Linoleum in Russia!!! So excited. Does anyone speak Russian?
Creating the Japanther music video has been a very emotional journey for me. In doing this project I have come to realize that even though depression and anxiety isn’t openly discussed in our society, it is a subject that is very close to the hearts of people that have been affected by it either directly or indirectly. The amount of people that have reached out and shared their stories have been overwhelming, and I really appreciate all the love and support we have had from all our friends and family.
I want to send a very special thank you to all the people that watched our video, “Come Back Home” and bought a zine or animation cel for charity, and to Japanther for putting on an awesome show and donating their ticket sales from the night.
We are very proud to say that together we raised $900 for our chosen depression and anxiety charity, mentalpod.com. Mentalpod is a free podcast out of LA curated by comedian Paul Gilmartin who records interviews exploring mental illness, addiction and depression, especially among creatives… Check it out, it’s amazing.
I really hope our small donation will help people silently struggling with depression and anxiety, to reach out for help and know you are not alone.
Special thank you to Noisey, Vice Magazine, Juxtapoz, The Blackmail, Monster Children, Color Magazine, Bleachblack, and Fecal Face for all your love in helping us get our video out there.
And last of all I want to say thank you to my husband, Kirk Dianda for being such a huge inspiration to me everyday. I just adore you.
In memory of Beau Velasco – may you rest in peace homie.
Thanks again for all your love and support everyone!!
With love xa
These are the one-of-a-kind animation cels from the Japanther music video “Come Back Home”. The music video was made with the classic stop-motion style, where each frame is cut out of paper and shot, then moved and shot again until it resembles a moving image.
There are 15 different animation cels available, and each is unique (1 of 1). The cel comes framed and signed by the moi, and also includes a limited edition ‘zine. The ‘zine features still frames from the music video, and photos by Ian Vanek from Japanther.
Money from the sale of the animation cells and ‘zines will be donated to a depression and anxiety charity.
ABOUT THE MUSIC VIDEO
In homage to Beau Velasco, Brooklyn Punk band, Japanther wrote the song, “Come Back Home”. The song spoke directly to our hearts, and so, Kirk and I were inspired to create a very special stop-motion animation for the music video.
On April 25th at The Smell in Los Angeles, the music video will be played, with a live set by Japanther and special guests, Boys Who Say No.
Vice Mag and noisey.com will be doing an exclusive global online launch on April 23rd.
For more information on the music video, click here:
Why Did the Chicken cross the Road? Buy it here!
Wind beneath your wings. Buy it here!
Japanther Font. Buy it here!
Tia Tequila! Buy it here!
The Meeting. Buy it here!
Roadkill. Buy it here!
Digesting thoughts. Buy it here!
Chook Eeek! Buy it here!
Chorus #1. Buy it here!
Gutty Whuts. Buy it here!
Chorus #2. Buy it here!
Reunited. Buy it here!
Till Death Do Us Part. Buy it here!
This is the End. Buy it here!
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