Xander Ferreira was born 1981 in the Limpopo Povince of South Africa. Growing up on a farm close to the border of Mozambique, adventure was to become his life’s ambition. Paging through his fathers collection National Geographic magazines from an early age he was inspired by the visual world of photography.
Working as assistant for top international photographers such as Marco Grob (Hasselblad Masters), Mark Seliger (Vanity Fair), Steve Heitt (Vogue) and Hans Peter Schneider, he gained great technical and industry experience.
Today he works as photographer based between New York, Cape Town and Europe. Mostly known for his editorial fashion photography, advertising and people reportage for the music industry, he has also achieved well in his private photographic projects.
In 2005 he received a Spider Award with Black & White Magazine judged by renowned names such as Tate Museum London, Magnum Photo New York and Leica. Since the last years he has worked for magazines such as Levi’s, Nike, Adidas, Marie Claire, Flair (Milan), Style and the Family Tunes (Berlin), Lodown (Berlin), Blond Magazine (Hamburg), Pause Magazine (Stockholm), Bread&Butter; Bulletin and Kingsize Magazine (Sweden). Other clients include Universal Records (Germany), Levi’s, Saatchi & Saatchi, King James, The Inoue Brothers (Copenhagen/Tokyo), Tim Hartley (former Creative Director of Vidal Sassoon), Environment (London), Anjara (Madrid)
In 2008 he was featured in Victor Magazine by Hasselblad as part of seven up, where they select 7 photographers internationally to look out for during the year.