Remember when we took pictures with film? Those little 35mm rolls. Rationing every shot for fear of running out at an inopportune time. Trying to waste a whole hour at Walgreens waiting for the envelope containing those tangible photographs. Lucky if half of them were any good. The excitement and pride over the ones that were good. I always ordered doubles, just in case. The anticipation was awesome.
My favorite tutu (yes, I have more than one) is the subject of a friend's college photography project. I create five different outfits with it and she captures them on black and white film. This shoot was my favorite so far. I even like the extra grainy effect from transferring them to digital format (aka: taking a picture of a picture - because I'm techie like that).
Seriously though. I love old black and whites for their eery, romantic qualities. And the ability to take an outfit that only a blind + crazy person would wear and make it look relatively normal.