There's something particularly enchanting about black and white photographs. When shooting in monochrome, it almost forces you to be a better photographer because you don't have vivid color to make up for whatever your photos may lack in composition. I seldom shoot in black and white, but instead make them that way in post-processing because I believe that some photographs simply aren't suited for color. Either way, a black and white photograph makes you see beyond what your eye sees in the moment. It takes away the distraction of color and allows you to see what's really there.