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  

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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 mood...so 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

Good morning

This is what it feels like on a good morning at home. I probably didn't leave Cronulla that day, or have my phone ring (much), or check my emails too often. It's not to say I laid in bed (or on the sand) all day and drunk too much tea (or wine) and watched movies and laughed til I cried...no I didn't do that, but I did wake up slow and some days that is all you need for it to be a good day. 

Photos: Rachel Kara in Cronulla with Canon AE-1 and Kodak Portra 400 

Kinfolk Gathering Sydney

  1. Wabi-sabi (侘寂 ? ) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".
Was absolutely over the moon excited to be asked to photograph the second Kinfolk Gathering of 2014, a messy meal. Based on the concept of wabi sabi we entered in to a breezy, warm, light filled, textured, top floor space that had you wanting to take your shoes off from the get go - have a glass of wine, find a cushion, a new friend and really settle in...so that's exactly what everyone did. 
Thank you to the most beautiful hosts for ushering us into this kind of space and pace on a Saturday afternoon. For themes sake I'm sorry to say, it was perfect. 

HOST// Natalie Hayllar Eat Read Love / Jaclyn Carlson Blog Society / STYLING & BLOOMS // Lisa Madigan / FOOD // Marios Kitchen / VENUE // The Stables Retail Concept /  VIDEO // David Child Kat Parker / GIFTS // Aesop / WINE // Cake Wines TABLEWARE // Ode Ceramics

Photos: Rachel Kara