The enjoyment of pottering around the city and snapping monochrome moments was a discovery I made during the Soccer World Cup last year... and while traveling I rediscovered my passion for it.
The stripping of colour makes it easier - at least it seem like that to me- to try and depict an essence of something- a scene, a moment or whatever I discover in the movement of the big city. There is just something defining and deep when one switches off the colour -- and captures the moment (or at least tries to). Suddenly I don't only see colours and details-- I sees events (we speaking about second long ones) . I think that's what makes my monochrome photography different to my 'normal' photography.
In the anonymity behind the lens watching life unfolding in a city, one discovers a lot about a place and I feel I connect with the momentary happenings much more.
AND every time I take monochromes I find myself desiring to be a better photographer-- which I guess is a really good thing!