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How Australians Live


224 Pages, 8.5 x 11.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $55.00 (US $55.00) (CA $66.00)

Publication Date: March 2016

ISBN 9781921383885

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Random House Australia (Mar 2016)
Lantern Australia

Price: $55.00


''I'm passionate about Australia and how we all live within its vast surroundings. My visual storytelling is inspired by the everyday people and landscapes I encounter on my adventures."In this celebration of Australian landscapes and interiors, photographer Kara Rosenlund explores the notion of shelter—what do we gather around ourselves to make a home and how does the landscape shape our living spaces? Kara traveled all over the country to seek out authentic, appealing, and intriguing Australian interiors and documented them in her trademark honest and poignant style. With a focus on regional and rural Australia, her love of the "beautiful and tired, rambling and crumbling" ensures this is a book full of character and emotion. Detailed captions illuminate the stories behind the people and places Kara encountered.

Author Biography

Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, adventurer, and traveling vintage wares retailer. She was the youngest person to win the much acclaimed Canon Australian Institute of Professional Photography "AIPP Photographer of the Year" title, and built a successful freelance career taking photographs for magazines and advertising campaigns. Her work has also been included in many prestigious exhibitions and acquired in permanent collections both locally and abroad, most notably a solo exhibition at the Sydney Opera House. Relocating from Sydney to London in 2007, she pursued her love for interiors through prop styling, sourcing, and buying throughout Europe. Returning to Australia in 2010 she created the much loved "Travelling Wares" caravan pop up—housed in a 1956 caravan called Frankie, touring the nation selling utilitarian vintage pieces for the home. Kara also teaches popular Vignette styling classes at Megan Morton's The School.