"An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times."
Nina Mosley Art by Jessica Pridgen
(Pictured right, Self Portrait)
"A Renaissance Artist"
Published, Award-winning freelance fine art, lifestyle & editorial artist photographer, film-maker & creative director in Raleigh, NC by way of Washington, DC .
The name, derives from my love of two Ninas, the film Love Jones' fictional character, Nina Mosley & singer/activist Nina Simone. I've used the moniker for more than 10 years on social networking circles because I've always felt a connection to the character. The two Ninas paralleled to me, Nina was a gifted black female photographer living in Chicago who was smart, well-rounded and creative. They were both renaissance women that loved black culture, music, books, poetry, art and literature.
I love working with new techniques & mediums. My favorite subjects to shoot are still life, black culture, fashion + style. I am an avid street style photographer. I love the art of street style + editorials. I love seeing how women & men wear articles of clothing, each piece really is like art to me. The shoes are my favorite. I am intrigued by the shapes & colors and how the camera captures each garment.
My experience comes from shadowing & assisting some great photographers as well as years of education, working and volunteering in art galleries & museums.
I am at my happiest when I am creating.