Thanks for the link - another one for the favourites list!
Actually, I think that what does come through with this work, as with Kenna, Chris Simpson, Chip Forelli and many others, is that black and white photography has an imaging power all of its own, a power which is probably far more difficult to find, tame and express than will ever be the case with colour.
Colour is obvious - itīs immediate viisual impact is why most people trip the shutter; black and white requires a few īsomething elsesī from the photographer which are far removed from the simple decision of whether to load colour or b/w stock ( film still seems to be the natural mental draw...) but regardless of capture method, the thinking during the chase has got to be specific if one is looking for more than the happy accident suddenly brought to light via Photoshop!
But whether black and white or colour, there still remains a huge question: do photographs really make as valid a decoration as does a painting, assuming both to be skilled works? I am not concerned here with pictures sitting on pianos, personal mementos like graduation shots, babies etc. anything like that; what I am thinking about is pure decoration, something with which to add tone or personality to a room within a home. Offices, I think, have different needs, which photography satisfies very well.