Posts By: Stella Boumans

Negative Bias

“I think it’s too late to be pessimistic. There’s no way to think optimistically or not – we need actions.” ~ Yann Arthus-Bertrand  When I read this quote by filmmaker, Yann Arthus-Bertrand it struck me as very relevant in our current times. Negative stories will not be our saviors since they make us more passive, more overwhelmed and more anxious. The power of a story is implied

The Little things

This picture was one of those unexpected treasures that only happens when you are at the right place at the right time. I was fortunate enough to capture this in Soweto in Johannesburg, about 7 years ago while on a shoot with a fellow musician friend. After the shoot, I decided to take a walk

Losing you

Without you, no one retells the story about the day I was born.And even if they did, their face and being couldn’t soften into the truth of love the way yours did. Without you, drive by chalk boards are in drought. Inspiration on mute. Without you, my laughter forgets itself. Amnesia. Without you, there’s an epidemic. An outbreak

A calm under the waves

When people hear that I free dive in cold water without a wetsuit, the first question that comes up is always why… Why would you risk your life doing something so crazy? I don’t blame people for thinking that. It looks dangerous. There is a thin margin for errror.You have to have the highest standards