My friend Marc and I were having a conversation about black and white photography just yesterday, and although neither could explain why to our satisfaction, I think we both felt that if forced to choose, black and white or color as our only medium, we both would choose black and white.
This is no new conversation. I’d wager that whole dissertations have been written about the topic of the continued (some say resurgence) of the black and white photo image. For myself, I think it has to do with what tells the story best; how we use the language of photography. It’s a little like the author who chooses to tell a story in the first rather than the third person; the story may be the same, but the telling is best served by one or the other.
Olympus OMD EM1 with 12-40mm f2.8 zoom, processed in Nick Snapseed on my iPad.