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. Her mom is a classical singer, Xandra studied voice training 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 goldsmith and jewelry designer for several big diamond companies and several ateliers 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 2015.
Xandra took up photography in 2013 and started to photograph 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 to experience a different reality 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 style. Creative portraits, controversial and exoteric stories but also to put down an image to give rise to society’s reality view.
Live a series of events a dedication where you don’t think up life it just happens..