I am an amateur photographer and I have loved Photography since the mid 1970s with a special love for B&W photography.
My grandkids ask me if there was color around when I was little and I tell them yes and that black and white are colors too!
I feel with B&W that we can enjoy textures, shadows and maybe even give the photo a different meaning.
I use a Nikon D5300 camera and switch out between a Nikkor 18-55 mm lens and a Nikkor 55-300 mm lens.