Xandra van Rossem was born in the seventies in a small town named Eemnes, she was raised in a musical family. Her dads musical talents include jazz and art painting. Her mother has been trained in the art of opera singing, with a focus on the classical repertoire. Xandra performed professionally with her father’s jazz group and made her first public debut at the age of fourteen on the stage of the Amersfoort jazz festival. She studied singing at the Hilversum Conservatory and got singing lessons from her mother. She entered art school in 1988, graduated, and worked as a goldsmith in Amsterdam Diamond City. Not only that, but she began her career as a graphic designer in the late 1990s
In 2013, she transitioned into as a result of her interest in urban, the field of photography. She’s always been drawn to the hustle and bustle of the streets, which really catches her interest. During her first personal project, she remembered her youth in neighborhoods such as the Red-Light District. She saw that the movement was complicated and had rough edges that reminded her of satire. It also showed how people feel disconnected from modern society.
She approaches the art of photography by photographing experiences in her life in which she asks essential questions about life and death. A visual journey into the unconscious offers the perplexed mind witty art pieces that stir up a narrative of symbolic meaning. It evokes 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 forms over a long process that led to the art of writing, poems, and timeless images.