Pro Photo – I Made the Cover

Australian Prophoto June 2012 story by Alison Stieven Taylor copyright Carla Coulson

There are still days even after 11 years of having my work published, literally hundreds of photographic stories in print that I STILL feel like doing a little ‘oh what a feeling’ Toyota jump’ (translated for the non Aussies as so excited you need to jump in the air) in my loungeroom for joy.

Today is one of those days, cause this crusty old photographer made the front cover of Australian Pro Photo and the lead story! Another little tap dance of excitement and a squeal thrown in.

I can’t wait to see the issue of any magazine that I have worked for to see how they have laid out my photographs but there is something extra special about being on the cover. Thank-god I am thousands of miles away on the other side of the world or I could have done a little newsstand stalking today and probably wouldn’t have resisted a couple of self portraits in front of my covers!!

BTW the cover pic was taken at the Lido de Paris for superstar Aussie showgirl Shay Stafford.

Thanks to the kind folks at Pro Photo and especially the wonderful and generous journalist Alison Stieven- Taylor for her kinds words about my work.

Merci, merci et mille grazie from the other side of the world.

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tinajo
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Fun – congrats! πŸ™‚

Natasha
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Oh Carla that is so cool – congratulations! I can’t imagine how ridiculously exciting it must be to see your work in print, let alone on the cover of a magazine. I would be dancing around the apartment!

dustjacket
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Way to go Carla…Congratulations and cheers πŸ˜‰
xox

Kylie
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Woohoo! That’s fabulous Carla! Well done – yes, you so have to celebrate with a jump of joy, squeal & fine champagne. Just think now you are even MORE famous & inspiring to many back home in Oz! Enjoy! Xx Kylie

Jan Dieckhaus
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Huge congratulations Carla,It’s a beautiful photograph of Shay,as a make up artist anytime I saw anything of mine in print I have to admit to having a giggle to myself.You truly deserve a front cover ,a talent like yours dosn’t come along very often.Good onya mate!

Shell Sherree
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I’d love to see you do the Toyota jump, Carla. You’d rock it. {And I’d want to do it, too!!} As for your ‘crusty old photographer’ comment, I had to laugh. Whatever the opposite of that is, you are.

Tamera
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Yay, congratulations!!!

parisbreakfast
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BRAVISIMO Carla!!!
So well deserved!
and so true what you say about the Fr vs. the Italians.
Woody Allen’s new movie ‘To Rome With Love’ has a story about the maddness of Italian papparazzi chasing after a no-name guy just because.
YAY!!

parisbreakfast
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PS
the scan is too small..
I can’t read the text about you πŸ™
Waaaaaaaaaaa!

Sophie
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This is such great news – congrats, Carla!! πŸ™‚

Helen Howes
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Helen Howes

Congratulations, Carla, wonderful news. Very deserved.

I have your books, Italian Joy and Paris Tango and they are a delight to read and a visual joy. Each time I read them, something new pops out!

Helen – Toronto

Paris Rendez-vous
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Fantastic achievement Carla….enjoy a champers tonight!

Jeanne @ Collage of Life
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Great news Carla! Congratulations..the spread looks fantastic! I can imagine what a thrill it must be for you each time you see your images reflecting back at you in print..knowing it is for the millions. Well deserved! I have been following along and missed the opportunity to wish Francesco a Happy Birthday..I loved your post on that day. I am so happy I had the chance to meet you both…it made your post that more enjoyable. I can also say…that you are spot on when you say he is a gorgeous guy.. I wholeheartedly concur. πŸ™‚
Best wishes Carla..
Jeanne xx

Lisa DeNunzio, La Dolce Villa
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Congrats. I’m sure this honor was a long time in the making. Appreciate all your wonderful photo tips. Best, Lisa

Al
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Congratulations! You certainly deserve it – your photos are so full of life and emotion.

Georgianna
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Congratulations, Carla!!!! It’s a wonderful cover and fabulous feature!! SO very thrilled for you and doing a Seattle happy dance in your honor.

xoxo

Debra Kolkka
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Congratulations! How exciting for you. I would be stalking the newsagent too. It is a small world, I know Shay’s mother.

Janine
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Congratulazioni Carla! You are the dreamers’ poster girl! Don’t change…
jxx

Catherine
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Congratulations Carla…so exciting I’m delighted for you…go you!!!
Catherine
xx

Nathalie
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Auguri!!!!
So happy for you…
Nathalie

sarah
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Well done! Your photography is so beautiful!!

Peggy Braswell
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oh how fabulous for you + expected(because you are so good) xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Vicki moore
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Vicki moore

I’m excited for you too Carla! You had the passion and dream. Long may you jump in the air.
Vicki xx

Kirsten
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Congratulations Carla! That is fantastic and wishing you no more chasing. Just the dream! Though there’s the journey, of course, which is the best part. Happy for you!
Kirsten

Alison Stieven-Taylor
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Hi Carla,
Thanks for the post about the story. So pleased you like it. Always a pleasure talking with you.
Ciao
Alison x

Jessica Flett
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Congratulations!! It looks terrific!! Such a thrill for you. I have no doubt getting work published would never get old. xx

Rachel {little bits of lovely}
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Congratulations Carla, how exciting!! I’m doing Toyota jumps for you πŸ™‚ I can’t imagine that seeing your work in print would ever get old xx

Heather in Arles
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Yipeee!!!! Not only the cover but a truly stunning one to boot–I am sure that it is flying off the stands! And the article looks great too–congratulations!! Yay!!!!

This is Belgium
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you know why I am seeing this a day late .. hopping around Paris again..
this is so unbelievably awesome
me too I wish the magazine would be all over the Parisian kiosks so you could take zillions of self portraits shots !!
super excited for you !
anni

Melissa G
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I know which magazine I am going to get my hands on next.

Susan
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Congratulations and deservedly so, lovely that a cover still has that effect on you, more the shame if it didn’t. I think you also owe yourself a few air punches in there too, just put the champagne down first. πŸ˜‰

Erica
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Bravo Carla. That is amazing. So exciting indeed. A presto. Erica

Susana Stevens
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Susana Stevens

And, rightly so! Congratulations! Life is good!

Natalie
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So happy for you Carla, congratulations! And a cover girl Shay is lovely, the small but mighty Aussie community of talented girls in Paris holds it high and proud.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Congratulations! You are living your dream and you inspire others to follow theirs.

Corrina Tough
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Hi Carla, well done to you but more importantly- so great to see someone as genuine and hardworking as you get honour where honour is due. You clearly love what you do and are so excellent at your work. I am always inspired by your images and feel my work improves becuase of your generosity in teaching and sharing- hugs and kisses coming at you through my screen! xxCorrina

Clare
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Congratulations, Carla!! So very exciting!

~ Clare x

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