Model Gabby Dover @ IMG Hair & Makeup Peter Beard @ Work agency Stylist Paloma Drehs Photographer Tim husband Ashton @ Work Agency 

I like to take photos whilst he's taking photos. I can come and go and lose track of time and let my mind wander and loosen up and play with new (old) cameras whilst beautiful things keep appearing. At the end of it all mistakes are welcomed and come without consequence. I love days like these. 

His version here

Photos: Rachel Kara in Berry with Alex's Pentax 67 and Kodak Portra, processed and scanned by Hillvale

What's up

Our view, the ocean (every time...sorry), beers, Alex's infamous Toyota Cresida, barefoot adventures, sunrise, setting up a Christmas tree (a real nice smelling one), native flowering gum (my favourite!), boys and meat, meat, brisket, Tim the texas smoke man, boys, spearfishing, Boat Harbour, a party on our balcony, the best new years eve yet, squid jigs, last light, my man catches dinner...and cooks it and is just all round my favourite person to spend the summer (/my life) with. That's what's been up in Cronulla these past couple of months. 

Photos: Rachel Kara in Cronulla with Nikkormat FT2 developed by Hillvale & Vision Image Lab  

Classic 1

And just like that a week has gone by where every night I slept soundly with a doona, reached for shoes and socks over strappy sandals and needed a sweater for the afternoon strolls. A week is plenty long enough  to start romanticising the summer you just had...with sparkling waters and magical sunsets and long hot nights sitting on the balcony waiting for the temperature to drop so you can finally go to bed. But then I realise we're not done, it's January, so not even close. I'll get back to you next month on the summer I had. 

Photos: instagram @rachelkara1 feat Saint Laurent sunglasses with thanks to Vision Direct (thank me for the introduction later). 


Model Charlotte Coquelin @ IMG Hair&Makeup Naomi McFadden Stylist Inez Gargia Photographer Tim husband Ashton  Assistant Alex Tracey 

Late last year, right before Cos opened in Melbourne, we took a boot full of pieces out to the cliffs and let Charlotte hang about in them whilst he took photos of her and I took photos of him taking photos of her all for Inez Daily. I wrote out my shopping list and still need to go visit Cos.

I'm not much in the mood for writing this stormy Saturday night (...though writing that did make it sound like a good time to be in the maybe now I am?) but I just want to say that I really will make a good attempt at giving more personal photos I took a home here. I have over 1000 frames of film scans that do deserve to see the light of day, or at least my/your computer screen, so you will have to bear with the non sequential way things may roll out. I'll try to tell a story or two too - with any luck they will be at least a little more emotive than this evenings efforts. Zzzzz........z..z.........


Photos: Rachel Kara in Kurnell with Nikkormat FT2 and Kodak Porta 160