I’m no expert of film, but I know what I like. Black & White images have a visually immense impact for me. There are things that catch your eye quickly, and then, there are things in the shadows.
I think it’s a forgiving medium to start out with when first shooting with film. It certainly is impressive when it turns out the way you saw it and equally so when you print it.
For me Black & White film gives you more freedom to capture the things that appeals to your eye. There is no distraction that color film inadvertently has, having to think twice before composing a shot.
It’s either there, or not with Black & White film and not a moment wasted pressing the shutter. Decisions become instantaneous and soon those images translate easily and profoundly.
However, do dress appropriately.