Let The Tiger Out of Your Tank - Carla Coulson
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Let The Tiger Out of Your Tank

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All Photos Copyright Carla Coulson

Dear Friends,

I remember years ago there was a commercial in Australia that used the slogan ‘put a tiger in your tank’. It had something to do with petrol and putting petrol in your tank which allowed your car to roar (well, go faster).

When I was shooting the beautiful stylist Kate Taylor during her Paris Personal Branding shoot recently in Paris somehow this funny slogan came back to me.

 

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There she was in beautiful locations, in beautiful clothes, in beautiful Paris but that wasn’t the reason the pictures were alive. It was Kate, giving 150% of herself, no inhibitions, no self-criticism and so willing to play, to live in the moment and have fun. It felt like she was ‘letting her tiger out of the tank’, not holding back and being the real authenticate, joyous beauty she is.

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There was a reason that perfect strangers were coming over to her and asking could they have their photo taken with her, they were slightly confused, was she a movie star on the bridge in Paris? Was it Naomi Watts or a young Jessica Lange?

No, it was a woman just like us, tapping into her joy and the whole world could feel it, oozing confidence that translated as movie star charisma.

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I love photographing women, I love everything about them and I know I am so fortunate to get right up close through photography and have the chance to observe them in a potentially vulnerable moment. But most of all I love it when a woman is happy with herself, when she is out the other side of the insecurities and self-criticism that so many of us put ourselves through.

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I love seeing the freedom, the happiness and the gold dust that someone like Kate gets to sprinkle over the people around her and how it changes the energy floating in the air.

When you’ let your tiger out of the tank’ there is more than an extra glamorous tiger walking around in the world, there is a woman connected to herself and others see it, feel it and respond to it.

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If you have the chance to ‘let your tiger out of the tank’, let her have a walk around, toss your mane, tap into your joy and show the world how fabulous you really are.

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portrait shoot, creative mentor, stylist, carla coulson, mentor, personal branding, fashion inspired portrait

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All Photos Copyright Carla Coulson

Much love and biggest thanks to Kate Taylor.. Check out her beautiful work HERE

“Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.” Jonathan Carroll

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PS: I have a special offer on shoots in October/November so please feel free to get in touch with me at carla@carlacoulson.com or have a peek here 

Check out my Portrait Lightroom Presets here.

2 Comments
  • A truly lovely , stunning voluptuous woman !! The type real males LOVE !!

    September 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm
  • I have her necklace the baby pink one but in a different color!
    LOVELY……………..
    LOVE LOVE LOVE……..
    OFF TO SEE WHAT SHE DOES IN LIFE!
    PS.I see YOU fixed the CAPTCHA I see it NOW!
    XX

    September 27, 2016 at 12:35 am