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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

ELEMENT EDEN FALL 13 PHOTOGRAPHY

Element Eden just launched their Jac Vanek collaboration for Fall 13!! So many favorites, I had to share all of them.

Check out amberbcreate.com/photography to see more and get your hands on some garments over at elementeden.com.

Photography: Amber B Dianda.
Hair: Ryan Richman.
Make up: Gabbi Pascua.

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.

PICTURE ME ROLLIN’

Dylan Christopher is a 23-year old with a mission… He is riding his bicycle across the country, and documenting the entire voyage.

Based on a belief that life should be fun, passions should be pursued, and that there is only now; his travels will chronicle the nation’s opinion of these beliefs while promoting a sustainable, healthy, form of transportation. And to share his message and travels, Dylan is creating a documentary of his footage, photos, and stories as he rides his bike across the United States (hence the camera mounted on his helmet!).

Dylan’s route starts in San Francisco, Ca, and traverses from the west coast to the east, via San Diego, Arizona, Texas, New Orleans, and many other stops along the way, all the while, finishing in New York City. He will be visiting Apache reservations in San Carlos, a Navajo reservation in Window Rock, and hopes to experience all the beauty that the US has to offer along the way.

We caught up with Dylan on his way from San Fransico to San Diego to wish him well, and I snapped a couple of photos.

As an instructor for Elemental Awareness at the Element YMCA Skate Camp, the EA family have come together to sponsor Dylan’s adventure. Dylan welcomes anyone interested in getting involved, whether it be donations, providing a couch to sleep on along his journey, or sharing of useful information… If you’d like to help out in anyway possible, please contact him here.

Check out Dylan’s Website Picture Me Rollin’ for more details.

Be safe Dylan, and have fun! We’ll be watching as your travels unfold.

VALLEY OF THE ANCIENT LAKE: DARK

Once part of a vast inland sea that millions of years ago covered a major area of Southern California, the endorheic Salton Sea is all that remains today. Located 226 feet (69m) below sea level, the lake lies along the San Andreas Fault, and is saltier than seawater!

In the 1920′s Salton Sea became a popular tourist destination, with lots of water recreation and bird watching. Although the sea remains a major resource for migrating birds today, pollution and the natural progression of a ever increasing salinity has lead to the desertion of areas around the sea… And now it looks like a ghost town.

Here is a two part series of photos I took while visiting the area… Entitled Light & Dark, it explores the Light and Dark sides of the Salton Sea (more…)

THE VALLEY OF THE ANCIENT LAKE: LIGHT

Once part of a vast inland sea that millions of years ago covered a major area of Southern California, the endorheic Salton Sea is all that remains today. Located 226 feet (69m) below sea level, the lake lies along the San Andreas Fault, and is saltier than seawater!

In the 1920′s Salton Sea became a popular tourist destination, with lots of water recreation and bird watching. Although the sea remains a major resource for migrating birds today, pollution and the natural progression of a ever increasing salinity has lead to the desertion of areas around the sea… And now it looks like a ghost town.

Here is a two part series of photos I took while visiting the area… Entitled Light & Dark, it explores the Light and Dark sides of the Salton Sea.

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