Thinking in Monochrome – Craft & Vision

If you knew nothing of the history of photography, eliminating such a powerful visual element as colour from your work may seem a very odd thing to do, especially today when technology allows us to make spectacularly colourful images and prints. And yet, there is no denying that a black and white photograph may possess unique qualities that in many cases make it not only visually pleasing in its own right, but at times more so than a colour image of the same subject or scene. This may seem counter-intuitive, as humans evolved to ascribe great importance and meaning to colours, and the reasons are well worth considering for anyone seeking to expand their visual vocabulary.

Some great examples of why black and white photography works better sometimes.

Source: Thinking in Monochrome — Craft & Vision