Working with monochrome is my favourite medium. With so very little effort, and using wonderful, simple mechanical cameras that just "get out of the way", I can record my visions of the things around me with a degree of authenticity - because the images are captured in a physical medium that does not lie - and a tonal rendering that suits my vision just right.
I am unfortunately between darkrooms currently (one of the perils of compact, city living) and have had to either go mad, or attempt to embrace the digital medium for a while again. After many iterations, I have managed to develop a process in the open-source RawTherapee
application (running in Linux, of course) to produce the slightly non-linear tonal response I so enjoy from my film work. Three recent images that I've posted illustrate this: