Shelter is a book of photographic work from a year long solo road trip around Australia. I travelled the country, documenting raw and real interiors and landscapes, and found shelter - under the roofs of beach shacks, grand homesteads, sheep stations and shipping containers, and in the welcome of strangers.
My itinerary was loose and unstructured – I simply followed a conversation around the country, like a bush telegraph. One person would say, ‘Oh, Kara, you must visit my cousin in Tasmania, she has a great hut’, so I would go, and then from there I might be told about a homestead in the red dust of central Queensland, and again, I would follow the conversation.
- 272 colour pages
- Hardback format
- 219 x 297 x 27mm/ 1.62kg
- Published by Lantern, an imprint of Penguin Books Australia
This is a signed copy of 'Shelter: How Australians Live' available only through this online shop.
Loved the book!
Posted by Roslyn on 29th Mar 2016
I Just read your book right through in one sitting. Loved it. Now to peruse it more slowly for a second and third time and so on, much more slowly.
Loved your beautiful handiwork
Posted by Brendan on 28th Mar 2016
I received "Shelter" yesterday and loved your beautiful handiwork! I grew up in the Western district of Victoria among broken down old shacks of stone, bark or iron and often wondered myself about their history. I found them some captivating, foreign to our time, but not to our identity. Thanks again for offering this work.
Posted by Paula P on 28th Mar 2016
Your beautiful book arrived this morning. After opening it with excitement I then "read it" from front to back which was delightful. Thank you!
Love your new book
Posted by Francie B on 28th Mar 2016
I love your new book, I remember seeing a story about you in Country Style with your lovely vintage caravan and thought thats a very talented creative, beautiful young lady. Just so love your style you are a kindred spirit, keep up the good work.
Shelter a beautiful gift
Posted by Colin O on 28th Mar 2016
I purchased your book as a gift for my girlfriend and it arrived today, we absolutely love your work! She's madly reading it as I write this. Thank you and keep up the amazing work!
captivated by 'Shelter'
Posted by Nicola on 28th Mar 2016
I just had to write a review after spending a whole afternoon enthralled and captivated by reading your book “Shelter” and admiring the stunning photographs.
I first saw the book in a beautiful gift shop in Daylesford while on holidays after Christmas and was immediately drawn to the cover and after flicking through it that day, knew I had to have it!
I love country drives (hence our trip to Daylesford and surrounding towns such as Creswick, Kyneton and Clunes) and have always loved ramshackle and unique farm houses and farm sheds. I always think they have a certain beauty to them and have often wondered who lived in these often remote places, how do they live and how did they come to be there? You’re book answered some of those questions!
I’ve often half joked with my husband when driving through country towns that I would one day like to photograph some of these unique places/buildings , document where they were and make a kind of coffee table book. Your book was my dream come true, although I could never take photographs as stunning as yours.
The book now takes pride of place on my coffee table and I know I will often pick it up and flick through it over the years when I need to be inspired or just need an escape from the everyday and remind myself of the beauty.
Thanks for such a wonderful book, you should be really proud of it because I love it.
Thank you for Shelter
Posted by Greg L on 28th Mar 2016
I have just read and enjoyed Shelter. I just wanted to say how delighted I was with your book. My daughter and I smiled at the outdoor bathroom on page 149 and we loved the character of the home on page 139 (and the front cover). Well done/ Keep up the good work....
Awesome Customer Service
Posted by Felicity C on 28th Mar 2016
Hi Kara, Thank you so much! Your customer service is second to non! I'm currently trying to convince hubby that we nee the print with the olive caravan - maybe after Christmas! Fingers tightly crosses! I cannot wait till Christmas Day to receive your boo. I think I'll be hibernating in a corner reading! You are one very, very talented lady! Also an inspiration. Thank you so much!
Posted by Lynda W on 28th Mar 2016
Many thanks for your beautiful book! Thoroughly enjoyed it and just had to share with some of my closest friends! So proud of you Kara! Thank you again.
Posted by Morgan on 28th Mar 2016
I just wanted to say thank you so much for my amazing photograph and book! Your work is wonderful, these Australian homes are stunning and so beautifully captured. I was also very excited to hang up my photograph last night - I absolutely love it!