Stephen — I read your response on the road yesterday and it gave me a big smile of recognition. I too associate BW with limitations. Like you, I could not afford color when I started (in the Eighties)— and I also never learned to process in color, even though I got quite adept at BW processing. So, color has always seemed like something too advanced for me. Although, unlike you, I never really moved much past that. To this day, I still consider myself a BW photographer who “dabbles” in color. Perhaps explaining my fascination of it, from the sidelines.
Huge thank you for the dialogue. Love hearing people’s experiences with this medium. The art of the people.
Happy new year. :)