We have color photographs since decades. Black and white is assumed as a relic of the past. So what is the best and effective way to record. Well it depends. We take photos to express emotions about our world with each of our own unique way. In order to get an emotional reaction through visual arts, abstraction is effective and also a simpler stance. That I what for me black and white photography is about. I take this as something that imparts a unique stillness to the image. Black and white allows us to think more about the relationship between the main subject and background and the play of light. It limits the distraction with color and narrows it down to few key elements. And to top it all, it helps in thinking about the composition as the center subject with lightning. I am still learning photography and presenting some of my black and white explorations here.
For anyone who in interested in black and white photography should check the words of Ansel Adams and Marl Ellen Mark.