The art of monochrome photography has undergone a huge shift with the adoption of digital. No longer slaves to arbitrary or uncontrollable film types, monochrome exploded into an art of post processing. This is both wonderful and horrible. Black and white photography is the holy grail of a photography. In no other format can you see a photographers true colors. You must listen to form and contrast, its a different world and it will bring out the best and the worst in a photographer.