Posts By: Stella Boumans

Meet Jimena Murabito

Jimena Murabito’s art is most of the time autobiographical work, that of confessions translating fragments of her life and experiences into various artistic works ranging from photography, collages, and poems. Jimena was born in Buenos Aires, she shares most of her time in Miami, NYC, and London.  The most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done? My

Meet Isabel Rottiers

Isabel Rottiers specialised in architectural and interior photography, yet it is not so much this expertise that makes her work special. It goes without saying that she has a subtle sense of space, depth and design, but it is rather this psychological undertone that makes her work so fascinating. In the series of portraits she

Meet Alicia Cook

Alicia Cook is a U.S.-based best-selling poet and award-winning activist from New Jersey. She is the author behind 2016’s bestselling book of poetry Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately, 2018’s I Hope My Voice Doesn’t Skip, and 2020’s Sorry I Haven’t Texted You Back. Cook dedicates much of her life to shedding light on how drug

Meet Asen Andonov

“I am Asen and I come from Bulgaria but live in the Netherlands. I am now following my dream to become an opera singer but also an amazing husband as I have recently got married to my fantastic wife.” Asen is originally graduated as a research master in Linguistics working with endangered languages but he

Meet: Nadia Bseiso

Nadia Bseiso is a Jordanian documentary photographer based in Amman, Jordan. “I’m always led by my own curiousity and that keeps on changing. I do not have one favorite place.I do know that when I research for my projects and find small details or references written by historians or ancient travelers in our region, I’m

Encounter: Michal Iwanowsky

~ by Barbara van den Bogaard I meet Michal in 2020 while working for BredaPhoto, a large international photo festival in Breda. As a filmmaker and interviewer I connect to many of the artists that are curated by the curators of the festival. In 2020 Michal is one of them. His work called ‘Go home,

Encounter: Annegien van Doorn

~ by Barbara van den Bogaard ‘I’m a visual artist, but at birthday parties and on official documents I call myself a photographer.’ Annegien van Doorn is a Dutch photographer or Visual Artist when you meet her outside of birthday parties. I speak with her on a sunny day in April. She just published her new work

Meet Renata Mendes.

We asked her: what’s your dream for this world? “I want to see a world that all adolescent have the same opportunities and choices in life.” A beautiful dream that we are happy to join. But for Renata, this is more than a dream. It seems to be her goal in life. All of her


Lee Revivo-Messer (31) is a singer, vocal coach, writer and former tour guide.She grew up in a small town at the Judaean desert near the Dead Sea in Israel. Being so close to nature all her life and living in such a cultural and religion diverse country inspires her art, music and stories.After a few

Meet Xiaoxiao Xu

“My name is Xiaoxiao Xu, and I am a photographer.” Xiaoxiao Xu (CN/NL) moved from China to The Netherlands in 1999 when she was a teenager.In 2009 she cum laude graduated from the Photo Academy of Amsterdam. Since then she worked on her own projects, balancing in-between documentary and autonomous work. She wants to tell

Encounter: Reinout van den Bergh

~ by Barbara van den Bogaard It is not easy to say when Reinout and me first met. We live in the same city and we both work in the creative field. We encountered eachother probably many times before we truly met. So what do I mean with truly met. There was a moment I


~ by Barbara van den Bogaard I meet Rachel via ZOOM. She is in a coffeebar somewhere in London. Our digital connection is stammering but our personal connection is there from the start. Rachel has been a designer and design manager in the commercial fashion industry for over 20 years. She has been working within sustainability

Meet Marcos Beccari

Marcos Beccari is artist, philosopher and professor at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), lecturing in the Graphic Design Course. What motivates him artistically is to translate life through watercolor, trying to attribute fluidity and spontaneity to the representation of the human figure.⁠⁠Through Instagram, his paintings gained worldwide notoriety, especially for their technical realism and


Encounters: Hanna Flachs – Germany ~ by Sivan Ravivo Finally the day arrived that me and Hanna (Earthlab on instagram) are meeting digitally. It took us a while to orchestrate this meeting because of workload, sick kids and sunny days in Portugal 😉 Hanna is a very lovely and interesting person, she is German but

Fitting feminine in life

Encounters: Ez Silva – Rotterdam, The Netherlands ~ by Sivan Ravivo On my quest for interesting artists to fill Storybook, Ez Silva is the first illustrator I talk to. She was recommended to Stella by someone on Instagram during our open call for illustrators. I scroll through her feed and beautiful women in all kinds