Alexandra Chew is a Monash University 3rd year student currently studying a double degree in a Bachelor of Business and Visual Arts, majoring in Marketing and Photomedia respectively.
Alexandra has a background as a dancer and vastly enjoys the theatre and performance. This influences her photographs because she has a sharp eye for light, whether it is cast on the natural environment or on people. It is the dramatic scene that is often conveyed through the lighting of the scene and the atmosphere that comes to existence through the manipulation of light that interests her.
Her series of work Out of the Darkness (2013), reflects this interest in the way Alexandra focuses on the way the light falls, both on the natural environment and the human body. There is a fascination with how the atmosphere transforms when captured at the perfect moment. Through her ominous blacks contrasted with bursts of colour and life Alexandra stretches the infinite boundaries of imagination and undeniably the likelihood that depicting what-we-cannot-see induces various imaginative states or reveries. Juxtaposing these natural scenes with young children also conveys their sense of innocence and raw emotion, suggesting something that lies beyond the surface.