By converting your images to black & white, far more emphasis can be placed on the patterns and textures in a subject or scene. It’s often possible to reveal powerful patterns that weren’t obvious, because the colour provided too much of a distraction. Black & white reduces everything to a bare minimum and reveals the bones of a scene. Lines, shapes and the play of light and shade become far more important, and the viewer finds a photograph is appealing because of the visual strength created by the elements within it.