Hi there! My name is Nina (or Bean). I am a wife, sister, a daughter and a mother. I am a Professional Photographer, Hula Dancer and insatiable Urban Explorer. I love smiling and I love to laugh…laughing is always a must! I love wearing hoodies, being barefoot and taking pictures of absolutely everything I see!
While I love photographing babies, families & brides on the happiest day of their life…my true joy comes from crawling through holes in fences to find abandoned treasures, graffiti covered walls & old rusty spraycans. I find beauty in what most would dismiss as, filth and grime ツ
Why “Filthy”? Why “Bean”?
No, not because I’m filthy lol. Because I love photographing urban filth. I love abandoned buildings, vibrant-colorful graffiti, and finding items that have been left behind…be it, furniture, trinkets, clothing, dishes, etc. It all tells a story. Bean comes into play, because that’s been my nickname since I was in high school. My sister gave it to me and it just kinda stuck lol. Well, technically it’s “Beaner”, but over the years it’s simply been shortened to “Bean” 🙂
Feel free to follow me on my urban explorations: Instagram and Facebook
Curious about my professional photography?
Take a stroll through the galleries of my website, www.ninaaraica.com
Weapons Of Choice:
• Canon 7D Mark II
• Canon 5D Mark II
• GoPro Hero 5
Equipment (not including studio lighting):
• 100mm Macro Lens
• 50mm 1.5 Lens
• 70-300mm Lens
• 430EX Speedlight
• 10-20mm Fisheye Lens
• 24-70mm Wide Angle Lens
• 28-300mm Lens