Kara Rosenlund · Into the Sea

Dreaming of warmer beach days? Since sighting this new photographic print series from photographer Kara Rosenlund, we TOTALLY are (…and even a little more so as Lucy’s in the sunny south of France this week – follow her Cannes adventures on Instagram).

This afternoon, the Brisbane-based lenswoman shares new work, which elevates seemingly ordinary East Coast moments to emotive and timeless pieces for the home.


Elle Murrell

Photographic print, Aquatic Life (captured at the iconic Bondi Iceberg Pools) from Kara Rosenlund’s new series Into the Sea. ‘What I love about this image is how offers a glimpse into how people live. It’s sentimental of the good life – calming, joyous, gentle and rhythmic,’ she tells. Photo – Kara Rosenlund.

Frolic from Kara’s latest collection of photographic prints. Shot from the heads in Fingal – ‘…a small beach town near the New South Wales and Queensland border. The sleepy town has a population of 575 people and is filled with charming weatherboard beach shacks,’ Kara tells.  Photo – Kara Rosenlund.

Each print is limited to 30 editions. Bronte Bather displayed here. Photo – Kara Rosenlund.

Swimmer a print of Bondi Iceberg Pools. Photo – Kara Rosenlund.

Whitehaven a mesmerising shot of the Whitsunday Island beach. ‘What I love about this image is how calm the colour palette is, and the overwhelming sense of scale between expanse of white beach and crystal blue water,’ tells Kara. Photo – Kara Rosenlund.

The series includes black-and-white photography as well, like Rider a surfer photographed at Wategos Beach, Byron Bay. Kara tells us this place is known for its perfect, slow longboard wave and mellow vibe. Photo – Kara Rosenlund.

Elle Murrell
19th of May 2017

Kara Rosenlund’s love of the water has clearly seeped into her craft. The photographer grew up near the sea and spent many idyllic weekends along the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Today, she still returns to the seaside at every chance she gets. ‘The water has always offered a feeling of freedom and escapism that only the ocean can provide,’ she explains.

The photographer’s latest collection of limited edition prints, Into the Sea, showcases an array of coastal landscapes, exuding the same sense of calm that the setting evokes for Kara.  More vibrant than past collections, this new body of work continues to features iconically Australian landscapes, to which the photographer is often drawn. Nostalgia-tinged black-and-white shots are also included alongside full-colour photographs.

Kara’s Whitehaven Beach print was captured from a helicopter. ‘The only major challenge is not dropping lenses out the open side!’ jokes Kara. For this shot, she was coordinating a model in the water, a speedboat with crew and the pilot all at once. ‘It was quite the orchestration, with lots of walkie-talkie hysterics,’ she recalls. ‘Moments like that remind me how much I love my job!’

Next, Kara is off to the remote Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia where she’ll be diving with Whale Sharks – perhaps this really should’ve been a Dream Job feature!

Kara Rosenlund’s photographs are available for purchase through her website, here, where you can also keep an eye out for her soon-to-be-released KR lifestyle winter collection and KR Travel Fragrances.

Queensland photographer Kara Rosenlund with prints from her new collection, Into the Sea. Photo – courtesy of Kara Rosenlund.

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