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//Alexandra is a British artist based in Surrey, whose work blurs the boundaries between photography and artwork, always captured with a camera, and using ICM and multiple exposure techniques. The abstract photo art we present is from a series called “Surfboard Frenzy”.

She is drawn to colours and textures, which interact and work on both small and larger scales. Her background in textile design gives her a different interpretation of the world around her and she enjoys finding creative solutions when sometimes working with the most mundane subject matter.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Pablo Picasso

What draws you to the arts?

“Arts, in all their forms can help us escape from everyday life. It nurtures us, encourages us to think in different ways and challenges our mindset.”

What do you like best about photo art such as the images you have shared with us?

“These images are primarily abstract, however, if you look closely the detail of the boards comes through to the surface.”

Alexandra captured this series in Pembrokeshire in early summer 2022. Along the coastal path at the side of the shoreline was a rack of well worn surf and paddle boards showing the battle scars of their adventures. “Their neon colours caught my eye, so I went to take a closer look. The challenge was how to make these bold moulded plastic objects more interesting. I took lots of images using intentional camera movement to add some motion to the photos and adding a little of the adventures they had been on,” Alexandra explains. She edited the photos in Lightroom with some Topaz AI used on a few of the images.

Enjoy the colourful eye-candy!

Click on the photos to see a larger image with its title.


We have previously featured Alexandra´s series “Universal Arrangements” in Spectaculum Magazine. To see more of her photography visit Alexandra´s website or her Instagram page .

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