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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

MR. TODD FRANCIS – SHELTERBLACK STUDIO VISIT

Check out the studio visit Miss Valerie Killeen and I did with Todd Francis for Shelterblack.com.

RAY BARBEE

Ray Barbee is one of the most gentle men you will ever meet. Under his quiet facade, you will uncover a passion for everything creative. This man can play music directly from his soul, skate like no other, and photograph images that capture the true persona of the person underneath… Watching Ray direct his creativity on a skateboard, through his guitar, and behind the lens will most definitely blow your mind.

Kirk and I had the chance to spend a day with Ray playing music, skating the neighborhood, and developing in the dark room as he processed endless rolls of film from past travels and explorations.

Check out the video created by the handsome Kirk Dianda, and my images and footage from the shoot below.

 

FEAR AND LOATHING IN AUSTRALIA – 1

Earlier this year Oakley sent us to Australia to shoot Ryan Sheckler’s commercial for their Beyond Reason campaign. While out there, we documented the trip for an online article for the newly re-launched One Icon site and interactive platform. The feature Fear & Loathing in Australia exposes a trip down under, starring Curren Caples, Eric Koston, Rune Glifberg, and Ryan Sheckler. With three RED cameras manned by Kirk Dianda, Eric Brag and Tim (not related to Steve) Irwin, along with photographer and skateboard superstar, Arto Saari, and myself to shoot photos, we captured all the mischief that went down.

See the full feature here.

Here are some of the behind-the-scenes images I shot.

 

FEAR AND LOATHING IN AUSTRALIA – 2

Earlier this year Oakley sent us to Australia to shoot Ryan Sheckler’s commercial for their Beyond Reason campaign. While out there, we documented the trip for an online article for the newly re-launched One Icon site and interactive platform. The feature Fear & Loathing in Australia exposes a trip down under, starring Curren Caples, Eric Koston, Rune Glifberg, and Ryan Sheckler. With three RED cameras manned by Kirk Dianda, Eric Brag and Tim (not related to Steve) Irwin, along with photographer and skateboard superstar, Arto Saari, and myself to shoot photos, we captured all the mischief that went down.

See the full feature here.

Here are some of the behind-the-scenes images I shot.

BLOKES IN AUSTRALIA

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

ELEMENT TWS SKATE & CREATE 2013

Every year Transworld holds a competition called Skate & Create. This year Element Skateboards was invited to partake, and my handsome husband, Kirk DiAnda wrote and directed the piece.

Featuring the Element team; Boo Johnson, Chad Muska, Chad Tim Tim, Chase Webb, Ethan Loy, Evan Smith, Levi Brown, Madars Apse, Mark Appleyard, Nassim Guammaz, Nyjah Huston, andTom Schaar, with special appearances by Ray Barbee and Johnny Schillereff. Each team had to create a 5 minute video in the span of a week. They are provided a photographer, (Oliver Barton) and two builders to create any skate obstacle they needed.

The concept was to show skateboarding through snapshots of the times, creating a mini documentary. I took a satirical route with the concept and direction, loosely paying homage to the icons, fashion, and design that defined how we got here today. Ultimately, I wanted to commend skateboarders for their creativity and individuality. Since day one, we’ve been inventors that see the world differently, and that gene has been passed down from generation, to generation. The entire piece is strung together with a narrative by Chad Muska, told in the first-perosn perspecitve. I wanted to give that sencse of the narrator telling the stories of his generation, almost like a Forrest Gump-esque walk down memory lane. It’s meant to be humorous but has a sense of truth to it, too.“—Kirk Dianda

Here are some behind the scenes photos I shot while on set. Also check out the magazine article here with an amzing photo spread by Oliver Barton.

Filmed by Ryan Young and Mark Stewart. Edited by Kirk Dianda and Mark Stewart. Narrated by Chad Muska. Original soundtrack by Loren Humphrey, and Muskabeatz courtesy of Chad Muska.

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