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40 Nelson Road
New Malden

My name is Rachel Carr and I started This Is Carrt in 2014 when my husband's job moved to Germany and I decided to give up my day job in the city and go with him on the adventure! I had always loved to travel and write, and was also passionate about photography so one day I sat down and mingled all three of them on this website and my Etsy page. I write about a wide range of things like how to cope with airline hand luggage allowances to what to wear to any destination wedding. However, when I write up a holiday destination, there are more often than not a few common themes linking what are otherwise very different places:

1) Food. I love to eat. It structures my day to day life as well as any trip that I go on. I think food is a great way to start to experience a new culture as well as meeting new people.

2) Value. I don't get swayed by places to be seen and clothing to be seen in for the sake of it. I hate being ripped off. Be that by a fiver or by hundreds of pounds. If an activity or an excursion I go on is expensive but an amazing experience, I will still highly recommend it, but won't recommend it simply because it is deemed luxury.

3) Beauty. I love looking at pretty things. They don't have to have a purpose!

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Monochrome Mania

Our Blog - Dedicated to Travel, Food, Lifestyle and Fashion

With a love of travel and writing as well as a passion for photography, this blogsite and my Etsy page mingles all three.

Monochrome Mania

Rachel Carr

For this week’s blog, I wanted to go back to basics and focus on one of my favourite art mediums: black and white photography. My love for black and white photographs started with the artist, Brassai. I urge anyone with a similar love to mine, to look him up as soon as possible. He was a Hungarian by birth, who moved to Paris, via a stint at art school in Berlin, in the first half of the 20th century. His pictures of Paris are what I aspire to - they look so effortless, yet the man behind the camera evidently knew so much about composition and light.

One of the great attractions, for me, of black and white photographs is how accessible they are to any viewer. There is an immediacy of understanding for anyone looking on that appeals to me, and harks back to one of the reasons that I started this company and blog. I wanted to make art that was easily understandable as well as affordable. I also think that photograph pieces in black and white are wonderfully atmospheric as well as inherently chic. They also are easily grouped together. Their similar colouring makes them simple to hang and look stylish on any wall. Please see this blog for more info on how to group art together.

I have taken this opportunity to turn some of my most popular past images into new compositions by stripping out the colour and focussing, instead, on tones and linear qualities of my images. I have included a broad range of genres – street, landscape, and of course my beloved flowers. However, if there were any other images that you liked that you would like to see in monochrome tones, please let me know and I will only be happy to oblige. 

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