Kara Rosenlund is a GREAT person to stalk online. I’m hooked into her Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, regularly being rewarded with a stream of beautiful and inspiring images that she has magicked up! A super talented photographer in her own right she then indulged her passion for interiors as a prop stylist in London. Now living back in Brisbane she continues to source and buy beautiful wares, selling them online and through her VERY gorgeous mobile pop-up shop; Frankie the caravan.
Kara brings an international wealth of knowledge and innate sense of style with her to NZ to teach her Vignettes class. I highly recommend anyone with an interest in styling to check it out….better yet – this could be an unrivaled opportunity to learn how to style and shoot your own products!
-What is your day job?
My day job on any given day can be many different things. I don’t just have one title, I’m a slashie. Photographer / Stylist / Buyer / Retailer / Caravanner / Old Fashion Adventurer.
Each day brings a new job title and with it different needs have to be met. I could be shooting an ad campaign or hunting down the perfect prop for a shoot. In between this I am constantly sourcing for my old wares business ‘Travelling Wares’ housed in my old 1956 vintage caravan called Frankie.
-What led you to do what you do?
I have always worked for myself as a photographer, so it was a natural progression to add more ‘add ons’ to the creative package so to speak.
-What are your favourite aspects of your chosen work?
That each day is entirely different and with it brings new challenges and goals. The thing I probably love the most is meeting new people. Whether it is someone I am photographing or someone who comes along to the Travelling Wares market, I love hearing their story and what inspires them.
-Tell us about your class you teach at The School?
My class at The School is called Vignette’s, which is basically another word for a still life. The class helps people to understand, breakdown and recognise a balanced still life image and covers how you too can create these at home, work or for social media.
-Who would it interest and why should I tell my friends to go?
Anybody and everybody would be interested in this class. In light of the current appetite for visuals with instagram, pinterest and more it is such a talent to be able to understand how to build a beautiful balanced image.
What we cover in the class is valuable information as it translates the language of images.
– To be purely nosey….can you share your top go-to spots online that you rove for inspiration?
Instagram, I’m addicted and love every moment of it – a visual feast.