and subject matter - developing photographs in a home-made darkroom she built into the bedroom of her Hollywood apartment.

At 24, she began taking photography seriously as a form of self-expression, studying lighting from painter (and then-boyfriend) Bryten Goss. Over the next few years she honed her craft, finding numerous willing models amongst her friends and drawing on her depth of life experience to create beautiful works of art.

In 2008, she had her first exhibit (alongside close friend Shalon Goss), hosted by her uncle (noted actor) Michael Weatherly and presented by Edgar Valera.

“I had so much to express emotionally with this show. Each photo is an expression of myself and the things I have gone through in the last three years. From my perspective, the purpose of art is to evoke feeling and to inspire. That's all I hope to achieve”.

Alexandra Hetherington Breckenridge

 
 
  photo by Shalon Goss
 

Alexandra Breckenridge was born May 15 in Bridgeport, CT. She lived with her mother in Darien until she was 10, when they moved to Los Angeles. A year later they moved again, this time to the small town of Mill Valley, just 30 minutes north of San Francisco. It was there that she began her creative development.

From the age of 13, acting, photography, singing and guitar became the center of her world. At 15, her love of acting had engrossed her to the point that she and her mother packed up yet again and moved back to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career. While working as an actress, she explored her love of photography - experimenting with composition