Talented photographer Alexandra DeFurio studied at UCLA and currently lives in Santa Monica, California. Spontaneous and natural, Alexandra’s photographs are far from the ordinary. She achieves to capture every spur-of-the-moment scene, always through an organic process. Softness and depth are some of her strengths when it comes to portraits. But her most valuable gift is getting the core of the atmosphere through her lenses.
She has driven the Alaska Highway in a VW bus twice, and survived a rafting accident in Costa Rica. Her passion is finding the best, unauthorized shooting locations. And her every day habit is chatting with her sister who lives in Denver. Vintage, classic and surreal are styles that inspire her. And the must-have item inside her kit is “my Canon 70-200mm 2.8 USM L lens… and my heart,” she said. But the most important highlight in her life is raising her two daughters.
Alexandra recalls a specific moment when she decided photography was the path she would follow. “I was watching Ellen von Unwerth shoot Kirsten Dunst and everything about that scene set me on fire,” she said. “For me, photography is all about the person. When that works – so does everything else.”
Her main purpose when working is “connection, connection, connection.” She admires any photographers who express a point of view with skills and her latest obsession is shooting with her Hasselblad film camera.
Burger or ice cream / Chocolate Coconut Bliss, please.
Winter or Summer / I’m happiest in vintage summer dresses.
Hollywood or Broadway / I’m an L.A. girl, don’t judge me.
Designer / Isabel Marant, Steven Alan & clothes from my daughter’s closets.
Favorite spot to have brunch / Farmshop
Dessert / A ripe Fuyu persimmon from The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
Guilty Pleasure / Taylor Swift
Character / Annie Hall, “La-dee-da”.