Black and white images have a way to make you feel nostalgic. They keep the photo minimalistic in nature despite many colors hidden underneath helping your viewer focus on the subject and the expression you wish to convey. Getting them right is a challenge. You don’t want to overdo it. When you get the tones right you can tell.
Here photographing my children for the monthly photo for their growing up years page I don’t give many directions and let them do their thing. It’s interesting to watch them act and behave in a certain way. They seem to be living in an imaginary world where they are one of the characters of whatever movie is playing in their head.