Intro: Xandra van Rossem, born in Eemnes, the Netherlands grew up in an artistic environment with a father who was a jazz musician and a visual artist. Her mother is an alt mezzo-soprano singer. Starting singing jazz professionally by the age of fourteen working as an artist for 30 years of her life, with many musicians, the great public and always passionate in a life full of art.
Follows an art education in Amsterdam designing jewelry and gets her master degree in 1993. After several professions and educations working as a graphic designer and having a great job as a photo retoucher, she decided to buy a camera and to become a photographer.
Starting to photograph in the streets in 2013 of Amsterdam working on several projects like the Red Light District as she has always been attracted by the life on the streets and the complicated and fascinating motion it involves. The habit of referring to yourself Xandra says it’s all based on life experiences and self-knowledge techniques giving a view over reality to define the time picture and to make controversial images. Xandra van Rossem is to be considered a self-taught street photographer.
When staged photography becomes art her idea is more visualized and the creation of imagination. The images can view a classic more vintage style where the compositions and dark flowing shadow lines forming one cohesive design.