Eleven years ago, Sydney girl-about-town Carla Coulson swapped a corporate job and a cushy life for an old camera, an uncertain future and a way of living that would ignite her soul. She recorded the first part of her journey – her new life in Florence and, later, Paris – in the best-selling books Italian Joy and Paris Tango.
Early in her new career as a photographer, Carla was advised to 'shoot from the heart'. In this wonderfully diverse collection of photographs, taken in Italy, France, Greece, India and her native Australia, Carla does just that, lovingly recording the people and places she has encountered along the way. Her joie de vivre radiates from every photograph, be it of a weather-beaten Greek fisherman or a Moulin Rouge dancer wearing nothing but a well-placed tie, the sumptuous interior of a Venetian salon or children frolicking on a Sydney beach. Carla moves effortlessly from highly stylised fashion shoots in the grand hotels and palazzo of Europe to real-life shots of factory workers in India.
In this highly evocative collection of photographs, Carla records her personal quest tp enrich her life. Chasing a Dream will inspire you to seize the day and follow your heart.
About The Author
In 2000 Carla Coulson left her corporate job and glamorous Sydney life behind in pursuit of a dream to start a new life for herself in Europe as a photographer. In her first book, Italian Joy, she describes the joys and hardships of her first five years, spent living in Florence. In 2004, Carla moved to Paris with her partner, Francesco, and in 2008 she published Paris Tango, a tribute to her new home.
Carla has a popular blog, "Carlalovesphotography", and her photography has been published in Marie Claire, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Collezione, Vogue Entertaining + Travel and Flair, among others.
This is a lovely collection of photos and words by an Australian woman who has woman living in Paris who has taken the fashion world by storm over the last decade or so. She gave up a cushy job to follow her passion and the results are plain for us all to see - this book is full of light, love and laughter.
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 31st October 2011
Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 22.5 x 2.300
Weight (kg): 27.5