We had the good fortune of connecting with Nerdia Nadia and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nerdia, what do you attribute your success to?
the absolute most important factor behind my success has been my transparent authenticity. my online, open diary not only helped me to relieve a ton of anxiety, but helped to relate to SO many other people. plus once my audience was able to understand me better, they understand my art better.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
a twenty something year old creative engineer; using my total brain to pursue artistic creations with a focus on what is and what could be. i’ve been a photographer since the late 90s with the gift of a barbie polaroid camera. i became in mechanical engineer through attending north carolina agricultural & technical state university. it was in college where i discovered that my creativity and engineering loved to work together through me as a model, photographer, creative director, brand consultant, interior designer, blogger & (probably) more.
my goal is to truly document and honor each emotion that graces my lens and to give a story to the emotion so that anyone can relate. i love simplistic views with random perspective angles or even putting together a collage or a logo. i always focus on the feeling. that’s i’m mostly interested in. i believe to help my people i must teach my hardest lesson; emotion. by showing emotion in an amplified way that focuses on the details and perspective, i teach myself that there’s beauty in everything, even when i don’t see it on the first glance. forever striving to see and show more; recalibrating.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
my shoutouts must go to my sisters in love! Crysten Wells (The Lipstick Chef), Jessica Smith (Actor), & Tai’Jaune Robinson (Engineer & Tiny Dxncer). each of them continually push me creatively as well as inspire me to better person in way too many ways to name.