Nina's work is about memories - memories of family and friends as captured in a photograph and at the same time memories of times, places and feelings which cannot be captured on film. Her work is a study on remembrance - the struggle to hold onto and memorialize the parts of her life which can't be remembered so much as felt - the smells and sounds of the evening as a child or the boisterous quality of a family gathering many years ago. In the end, her work is a reflection on how we all struggle to remember - to hold onto the past and contextualize it, and to integrate it into ourselves as we change day by day.
Nina was born September 6, 1986. She grew up in various parts of the United States and Okinawa, Japan. In May of 2009 she graduated with a B.A from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC where she currently lives with her husband and two dogs.