Photographer, stylist and adventurer Kara Rosenlund takes us on a beautiful journey across the Australian landscape in her book, Shelter. Raw & refined, it is a book that paints a portrait of a selection of homes, structures and shelters in the different environments of our vast country: the deep red dirt road, the creek bed, the open plain lands, the salt bush, the mountain chains in the high country and the roaring surf coast.
Within these pages are spaces you’ve never seen before, and there’s a reason for that. Quite simply, they’ve never been documented. So how did Kara find and capture all these incredible homes? Well, that’s all part of her magic! In order to fill these pages, Kara spent just over a year on the most epic Australia wide solo road trip. Her itinerary was loose and unstructured – ‘I simply followed a conversation around the country, like a bush telegraph’ Says Kara. One person would say, ‘Oh, Kara, you must visit my cousin in Tasmania, she has a great hut’, so she would go, and then from there she might be told about a homestead in the red dust of central Queensland, and again, she would follow the conversation. ‘There was no structure or strategy, it was an adventure, never knowing exactly where I would end up next.’ says Kara.