The Valley

To have friends to sit in a squished up car with, who make the detour for better coffee, who's group texts come through by the dozen and make me snortlaugh, who will meet to plan menus for a 48 hour getaway with the understanding that every meal will be an event in and of itself, who go out and dive for fresh lobster whilst the ocean is still close, who will get muddy riding BMX's, climb trees, pick fruit, go canoeing, swim in our underwear, skip stones and look for fish. These are the kind of friends I have! Who understand that cameras are part of the fun, who know when to look into the light or ignore me completely, who dance on the table, up the wall and on the floor. Who don't think it's funny to bring your own kettle, grinder and beans or butter & salt. The kind of friends you can go away with on a Wednesday night. Who notice the way the sun moves and are happy to take solo expeditions and return full of stories and energy to give & share. What a magical time we had.

Photos: Rachel Kara in Kangaroo Valley with a Canon 1V, processed and scanned at Richard Photo Lab 


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