Photography is one of Alexandra's deep passions since she was very young. She makes pictures which focus on what other people overlook, focusing on details keeps the viewer in the now ; preventing them from worrying about the future or regretting the past. She searches for the unknown, peculiar stories, the uncommon in the common.
To her, photography is not just a profession, but a way to live, view and document the world around her. Alexandra writes:
Images are a huge part of today's world and they have great potential to document reality and express the imaginary universe. They can stimulate thoughts and challenge opinions. We take pictures as a return ticket to memories. In a world where we are becoming more disconnected from each other and ourselves, I strongly believe that art reconnects us to our feelings, spirituality and soul. No other language is so powerful.
I was born myself with a rare incurable genetic disease, which causes many kinds of disabilities. I see myself also as a fighter and a superwoman. I've always thought, as Nicole does, that the limits are in our mind because you can live your dream and your life even if you have a chronic disease.
Thanks to my study in documentary photography in medicine, I realized my goal, making portraits and storytelling about people with rare genetic and chronic conditions. The people I photograph are from different cultures, often showing what it means to live with a special friend and letting the camera go deep inside of their feelings with a 360 degree view of the subjects.
As a photographer and writer, I consider a picture as ‘a poem without words’. I write a poem for every project to explain the concept of the story.