Q. Throughout the landscape photography community, particularly within the Landscape Photographers Worldwide channel on Discord, you are known to often switch entire camera systems. From my understanding, and please correct me if I am wrong, you have used just about every camera brand out there. Because of this, you may be among the few who can truly say that gear does not matter. But I wonder: What has made you switch gear so often, despite this common trope of the gear not mattering?
A. I’ve been self-employed for 15 years now, and, not being particularly motivated by money or material possessions, I don’t work every bit that I possibly could — I don’t have workshops scheduled year-round.
For me, income is just a way to buy time to live life. This approach affords me a lot of freedom, but it also means that there are lean times. I’ve always seen my more expensive possessions as potential liquid capital to pay the bills, as I’m not particularly attached to them.