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Shelter : How Australians Live - Kara Rosenlund


How Australians Live

Hardcover Published: 21st October 2015
ISBN: 9781921383885
Number Of Pages: 272

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Driving down a dirt track one day photographer, stylist and adventurer Kara Rosenlund came across a beautiful but dilapidated farmhouse.

Its lonely, worn loveliness kindled a passion in Kara to photograph and celebrate Australia's authentic, intriguing rural homes and the people who live in them. As she travelled the country, documenting raw and real interiors and landscapes, she found shelter – under the roofs of beach shacks, grand homesteads, sheep stations and shipping containers, and in the welcome of strangers.

About the Author

Kara Rosenlund is an Australian photographer, stylist, adventurer and travelling 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. She was recently named by UK interiors 'bible' Elle Decoration as 'A Modern Day Martha Stewart'.


An Aussie home essential


A more than beautiful insight to Aussie rural homes



Great coffee table book


If you love old Australian homes, you will love the beautiful photography in this book. It captures the mood of these wonderful pieces of history so well. Great to look at again and again - it holds top billing on my coffee table.

The world's most liveable city


I would buy this book again


I absolutely love this book. Love the individual stories and beautiful pictures. I leave it on the coffee table and can pick it up and refresh my memory on the stories and places whenever I can.

Goulburn NSW Australia


Beautiful Book! Amazing photos!


Gorgeous book full of amazing photos and humorous musings by the author/photographer. Really lovely looking through and would make an amazing gift, definitely. My only 'criticism' is that I wish that more text was included. Kara Rosenlund writes so beautifully, but not enough and I was left wanting to know more. I know she is predominantly a photographer and the photos should speak for themselves, but I reckon she would have done an AMAZING job adding more text - she is certainly capable. Left wanting a little more? BUT the photos are so beautiful!




4.8 4


ISBN: 9781921383885
ISBN-10: 1921383887
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st October 2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.9  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 1.65
Edition Number: 1