Posts Categorized: Encounters

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

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


Encounters: Hanna Flachs – Germany ~ by Sivan Ravivo Finally the day arrived that me and Hanna (Earthartlab 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

A reflection of the growing connection to nature

Encounters: Sheila Prevost – United States of America ~ by Barbara Sivan and I met Sheila on a windy Thursday afternoon via ZOOM in 2022. It was Melanie Scholtz who some time ago connected us to Sheila. It is special to travel around the world via a series of encounters and meet people we otherwise


Encounters: Heather Clewett – United States of America ~ by Barbara I meet Heather in 2018 while we interview her in what we now call ‘The Soul Journey’. I’m a filmmaker and I love to have conversations with people while the camera is on. This is why Global Storytellers exists today you might say. Because


Encounter: Robin Cruise – Hamburg, Germany ~ by Sivan Ravivo One day I received a like on an Instagram post I made by Robin Cruise. I immediately checked out his account because ‘Robin Cruise’, what a fascinating name. It led me to an artist with very colorful work about nature and animals, a happy smiling

Encounters: Trijntje & Wiesje

Breda, The Netherlands ~ by Barbara van den Bogaard I speak to Trijntje and Wiesje, daughter and mother, in a coffeebar in Breda, The Netherlands, on a Saturday morning in February. They both just recovered from COVID and are out of their house for the first time in over a week. The world is a


Encounters: Tessa Alexander – The islands of Trinidad and Tobago ~ by Sivan Ravivo It’s morning for Tessa and I can hear the birds singing in the background as we meet each other online. She is seated in her studio and I can see a beautiful watercolor portrait in the background. It really looks like