There are a couple good reasons to always shoot in RAW. For one, you preserve all the original data. And secondly, you can go back after a few years and re-edit the image and make it better.
I originally processed this image in black and white when I shot it back in 2015. You can see that version further down in my Instagram feed. I was still beginning to really understand post-processing back then and I can honestly admit now that a lot of my stuff from that year is cringe-worthy when I look at it now. I believe I've come a long way since then and will certainly advance as I continue to work with top-notch programs like Photoshop, which is hands down the best thing around for advanced editing and for my workflow in general. I think a thorough knowledge of post processing will help set my street photography apart from the tens of thousands of lazy photographers and hobbyists who rely on gimmicky, mindless presets. At least, this is one of my goals - besides trying to simply make the best images possible.
Apart from the choices of subject matter, genre, etc., the rest of one's style can be further developed in the post-processing decision-making, if desirable. What I've done different with this image (besides not processing in b&w) was apply advanced color enhancement and sharpening for better subject isolation. I didn't know how to do these things three years ago. So hopefully when someone views this shot they'll think it's something I could have done yesterday.
I want to make it a point to revisit this image in the future and see what else has changed in the technology game and hopefully too with my skills in photo editing.