On moving to Paris, I met many Parisians who welcomed me into their world for a morning, and afternoon, a night - I felt like Alice in Wonderland. I found a visual feast in a land devoted to beauty, where people worship the finer things in life.
In 2000 Carla Coulson realised that her frenetic, glamorous Sydney life lacked one thing: passion. Determined to establish herself as a photographer, she moved to Florence and rebuilt her life and career from the ground up. Carla captured the joys and hardships of her journey in her beautiful and inspiring first book, Italian Joy. Carla is now based in Paris. Her photography has been published in Marie Claire, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Collezione, Vogue Entertaining + Travel and Flair, among others. Carla also provided the gorgeous photographs for Vicki Archer's My French Life