Learn more about...

...the Name

My name is actually Bernardine. My younger sister couldn't pronounce my name when she was a toddler so she'd call me "Benani". Which would later be shortened to Nani. Ardine is just the last six letters of my first name. I came up with this pseudonym in middle school, as a pen name for a story we had to write & publish. I've liked it since, so it has stuck to present day. A long time, yes, I know! That's all there is to it.

...the Person

Permanently striving to learn how to be a better human. Some days are successful others I fail miserably, but such is life.  I was an ESL teacher/trainer for 10+ years. Spanish is my native language. I also have a bachelor's in Product Design but I never got to work in my field. I've also accumulated outsourcing acumen for the last 15 years and parallel to this I run a small BPO.  Proud mom to an apple that didn't fall far from the tree, much to her dislike. Oh, well!

...the Beginning

It was not exciting or shiny like everything new. It was grey & sad. A personal loss left me feeling lost and adrift. Today I still feel as If I'm trying to find myself by experimenting how to translate my perception of life into a still moment. I don't pretend to be a  professional photographer nor an art exposé, even though this page is set as a gallery. It may not be disruptive, groundbreaking, or even to your liking... just my self taught therapy. 

...the Work

At the time being, my visual documenting of my life's daily nuisances is solely done with my mobile. I use a Huawei P20 Pro. It has become an extra limb as I also run the BPO remotely.  Anything and everything may go through my lens and provoke a click. In the process of defining a style of my own. Self-taught for the most part, exploiting as much as possible the uh-mazing technology  that literally I already had in the palm of my hand. I hope you enjoy it!

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