Diane Villadsen (VILL-id-sin) is a fashion and portrait photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work thrives on candy colors and sunshine, though an occasional foggy day is always welcome. With dream-like tones and a cinematic perspective, her images focus on color, space, and empowered femininity. She is also passionate about teaching and inspiring others through photography and enjoys connecting with other artists locally and around the world.
I’m an avid single-use-plastic avoider.
I prefer diagonally cut sandwiches to maximize the bread-to-crust ratio.
I sneeze three times when I walk into bright sunlight.
I’m a fourth-generation Californian and a third-generation water-skier.
I played the carillon (belltower) at UC Santa Barbara.
I can’t stand the sound of creasing paper.
I can fold my thumbs in a 90º angle on the back of my hands.
I haven’t seen my natural hair color since 7th grade.
The bird on my head is named Sunshine (affectionately called Sue), and he’s been around for most of my life. A 24-year-old plum-headed parakeet!
I’m an only child.
SPEAKING & TEACHING
Adobe Live Stream (October 2019)
Professional Photographers of Santa Clara Valley - Guest Presentation (July 2019)
DIY/JAM Kids’ Education App - Host of a Video Course on Photography (February 2019)
Academy of Art - Timothy Archibald’s Concept & Image Graduate Course (November 2018)
Today At Apple – Union Square, San Francisco – Presentation (January 2018)
Chicas Poderosas New Ventures Lab – Presentation (January 2018)
UC Berkeley Introduction to Photography Course Guest Presentation and Critique (November 2017)
Aesthetica Magazine (March 2019)
MITH Magazine (January 2019)
Hooligans Magazine (January 2019)
CuratedByGirls (December 2018)
Philosophie Magazin (January 2018)
Darling Magazine, Issue 23
Darling Magazine, Issue 21
Atlas Magazine Revival Issue (June 2017)
Local Wolves Magazine Interview (May 2017)
Atlas Magazine Online Feature (March 2017)
Bobcut Mag (January 2017)
MITH Magazine (Winter/Spring 2017)
Solstice Magazine (December 2016)
Dreamingless Magazine Edition 28.3 (November 2016)
Magnolia Rouge (November 2016)
Frankie Magazine (March 2019)
Array Photo Journal, Issue 3 (September 2018)
Weekend Creative (September 2018)
Stocksy (April 2018)
Fstoppers (January 2018)
ZEITjUNG.de Online (Fall 2017)
Aglow Magazine (Summer 2017)
Shotkit (April 2017)
Lomography Magazine (November 2016)
Yatzer (November 2016)
Ignant (October 2016)
La Rousse Podcast (July 2016)