Xandra grew up in an artistic environment and started singing jazz at the professional club circuit in the early ’80s, by working together with her father, a recommended jazz musician and studied singing at the Dutch Conservatory.
She changed her direction in the late ’80s by enrolling in the school of Arts in Amsterdam, studied art history, and learned how to draw. She worked as a jeweler for several big diamond companies in Amsterdam till 1995. To switch again in 1997 to educate herself as a graphic designer and photo retoucher for several magazines and newspapers. She worked on the sideline as a professional musician till 2014.
Xandra took up photography in 2013 by photographing the streets of Amsterdam and the Red Light District. The many interests in people’s lifestyles to create art and experimental photography.
She says it’s an aspect of situations taken from life going all the way down into the deep that passes through projection, using the intellect of the subconscious mind and surrealism.
Using different cameras and working with vintage lenses to create a classic character photographing many things, observing reality.
The story of life is an experience for everyone. A dedication where you don’t think up life it just happens at the moment. Enjoy it!