Posts Tagged ‘Chad Eaton’


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! 

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Thanks again, and Happy New Year!




For the latest installment of SHELTERBLACK, we visited artist, Chad Eaton in his DTLA home and studio. It was everything we dreamt it would be, like you were walking into one of his paintings.

See the SHELTERBLACK post here.

You can buy some of Chad’s beautiful creations here.


Chad Eaton

On December 2nd, I  curated an exhibition called “Mr Big Sur”. It was a charity event to raise money for Elemental Awareness, who help send underprivileged kids to Element YMCA Skate Camp in 2011.

Inspired by the Sequoia Trees at Skate Camp, I created a huge tree installation called “Mr Big Sur”. Element Advocates Brooke Reidt, Bunny, Chad Eaton, Chad Muska, Juliana Neufeld, Matt Irving, Mike Kershnar, Miya Ando, and Todd Francis kindly donated their creative talents to make Seed Pod ornaments that were hung from Mr Big Sur.

The Mr Big Sur Seed Pod ornaments were then sold to raise money for Elemental Awareness, and ultimately helping send underprivileged kids to Skate Camp.

Check out photos from the opening night here!

The mission of Elemental Awareness is to positively transform lives through their love of skateboarding. Programs are aimed to promote social awareness, environmental responsibility, and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. For more information visit

I documented all the artist Seed Pods so that everyone would get the chance to see them. This is the series that Chad Eaton kindly made for the event. Check out more of his work here!