Xandra van Rossem was born in the seventies in a small town named Eemnes, growing up in a musical family. Her father is a renowned jazz musician and art painter. Her mother is a classically trained opera singer. Xandra performed professionally with her father’s jazz combo and made her first public debut at the age of fourteen on the stage of the Amersfoort jazz festival. She studied at the Hilversum Conservatory and took singing lessons from her mother. In 1988 she entered art school, graduated, and worked as a goldsmith in Amsterdam Diamond City. In the late 1990s, she became a graphic designer by training.

In 2013 she became a street photographer. She always felt an attraction to the life on the street life that fascinated her. During the time she spent on her first personal project, she remembered her youth in neighborhoods such as the famous Red Light District. She experienced the complicated movement it entails, where the frayed edges are reminiscent of satire and accentuate the alienation of modern society.

She explores the art of photography by photographing experiences in her life in which she asks essential questions about life and death. A visual journey through the subconscious provides the puzzling mind with lyrical art portraits that stimulate a story of symbolism. It reminds the world of impressions of a surreal world created by powerful black-and-white photographic images with a philosophical tendency.

Her photography took on different twists through a lengthy process that resulted in the art of writing, poems, and timeless images.