I had the opportunity to shoot some behind the scenes for the Adidas, Away Days film directed by the super talented Matt Irving. Matt had organized a special visitor on set to surprise the boys, and lots of laughs and mischief ensued. Check out Away Days on iTunes!
Archive of ‘Skateboarding’ category
This photo has all my favorite things! Bikes, San Francisco, Skateboarding, cameras and working with these two; Kirk Dianda and Chas Christiansen. New Oakley project in the works.. Coming soon.
My husband, Kirk Dianda shot and edited this beautiful piece called “Respect your Roots”. It celebrates 30 years of skateboarding photography through the lens of iconic skate photographer Skin Phillips, with the release of a special edition shoe. Here’s a photo I shot of Skin looking through his incredible archives of slide film after we shot his interview at his home in Southern California.
Keep an eye on this kid, he’s got some serious talent.
Here’s a little BTS sneak peek at a shoot we just did with Oakley and Ryan Sheckler… Coming soon.
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to shoot alongside Atiba Jefferson for the “Latch” campaign for a new sunglass from Oakley. The Latch project was formed by a unique collective; Eric Koston, Atiba Jefferson, Sean Malto, and Curren Caples. My images were used to tell the story of Atiba, Sean, and Curren working together, and can be seen in print media, social networks, the Latch website, and posted on personal social networks by Oakley’s athletes. It was incredible to watch someone like Atiba work his magic behind the lens… I’m such a huge fan of his vision and work ethic.
Check out the Latch video created by my handsome husband, Kirk Dianda, and a sneak peak into the commercial shoot in DTLA.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Check out the new DC Shoes commercial for The Trase, created and directed by the handsome Kirk Dianda. We shot this project in studio over the span of a week with an amazing team and an arsenal of dream cameras. I have to say it’s one of the most fun and messy shoots I’ve ever been on. A big thank you to Ryan Young for your camera expertise, EJ for being the best Producer we’ve had the chance to work with, Deven Stephens for being down to create all these incredible visuals, and everyone else that made this happen.
Here are some behind the scenes photos I shot while on set.
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