Pro Photo - I Made the Cover - Carla Coulson
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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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  • Fun – congrats! πŸ™‚

    June 25, 2012 at 8:06 am
  • 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!

    June 25, 2012 at 8:28 am
  • Way to go Carla…Congratulations and cheers πŸ˜‰

    June 25, 2012 at 10:07 am
  • 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

    June 25, 2012 at 10:29 am
  • 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!

    June 25, 2012 at 10:56 am
  • 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.

    June 25, 2012 at 11:42 am
  • Yay, congratulations!!!

    June 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm
  • 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.

    June 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm
  • PS
    the scan is too small..
    I can’t read the text about you πŸ™

    June 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm
  • This is such great news – congrats, Carla!! πŸ™‚

    June 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm
  • 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

    June 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm
  • Fantastic achievement Carla….enjoy a champers tonight!

    June 25, 2012 at 2:36 pm
  • 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

    June 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm
  • Congrats. I’m sure this honor was a long time in the making. Appreciate all your wonderful photo tips. Best, Lisa

    June 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm
  • Congratulations! You certainly deserve it – your photos are so full of life and emotion.

    June 25, 2012 at 4:31 pm
  • Congratulations, Carla!!!! It’s a wonderful cover and fabulous feature!! SO very thrilled for you and doing a Seattle happy dance in your honor.


    June 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm
  • Congratulations! How exciting for you. I would be stalking the newsagent too. It is a small world, I know Shay’s mother.

    June 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm
  • Congratulazioni Carla! You are the dreamers’ poster girl! Don’t change…

    June 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm
  • Congratulations Carla…so exciting I’m delighted for you…go you!!!

    June 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm
  • Auguri!!!!
    So happy for you…

    June 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm
  • Well done! Your photography is so beautiful!!

    June 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm
  • oh how fabulous for you + expected(because you are so good)

    June 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm
  • Vicki moore

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

    June 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm
  • 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!

    June 26, 2012 at 1:58 am
  • Hi Carla,
    Thanks for the post about the story. So pleased you like it. Always a pleasure talking with you.
    Alison x

    June 26, 2012 at 2:30 am
  • Congratulations!! It looks terrific!! Such a thrill for you. I have no doubt getting work published would never get old. xx

    June 26, 2012 at 3:52 am
  • 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

    June 26, 2012 at 6:33 am
  • 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!!!!

    June 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm
  • 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 !

    June 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm
  • I know which magazine I am going to get my hands on next.

    June 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm
  • 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˜‰

    June 27, 2012 at 12:18 am
  • Bravo Carla. That is amazing. So exciting indeed. A presto. Erica

    June 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm
  • Susana Stevens

    And, rightly so! Congratulations! Life is good!

    June 28, 2012 at 9:48 am
  • 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.

    June 29, 2012 at 3:56 am
  • Sabrina

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

    June 30, 2012 at 6:48 am
  • 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

    July 1, 2012 at 4:30 am
  • Congratulations, Carla!! So very exciting!

    ~ Clare x

    July 14, 2012 at 3:27 am