Stella Kalaw is a photographer, artist, and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She stumbled upon collaging while searching for a sustainable creative practice. She dabbled with it for several years until the lockdowns during Covid-19 renewed her interest in the medium. Since then, she has immersed herself in it. Photography-based imagery is often the center of her work, complementing it with a pared-down collage aesthetic. Akin to jazz improvisation, she creates pieces using her imagination and whatever elements/materials she has available. Ultimately, the process is what matters.