Take The World's Best Black and White Photos with the Leica Monochrom

We imagine that some of you sitting at home are reading Alec Torelli's "High Stakes Travelers" series here at PokerNews Lifestyle and thinking to yourself, hey, I think I'd like to do that.

What could be better than traveling the world and playing poker? Not many things could be better than traveling the world and playing poker. That's the correct answer.

But if you're going to throw all your worldly possessions in storage and live your life in hotels, you're going to need something to help you capture your memories for posterity. And yeah, your new iPhone 6 has a pretty great camera, but do you really want to document your travels around the world with a phone camera? You don't. That's the correct answer to that question.

You need a real camera. Personally, we are huge fans of black and white photography. They lack color, of course, but there's just something dramatic and striking about a good black and white photograph that color can't touch. And if you're looking to document your world tour with the best black and white photos money can buy, you need the Leica M Monochrom.

Yes, this Leica camera only takes black and white photos. But the lack of a color filter allows you to take incredible photos at up to 25,000 ISO with very little of the grain that usually comes with high-ISO photos. And the full-frame 24 megapixel sensor ensures that you can blow your photos up to fill an entire wall of the sweet AirBnb rental you're planning on staying in for the WSOP.

The Monochrom will run you a hefty $7,425, but that seems like a small price to pay for the absolute best way to document your memories.

What do you think?