TPL: Do you think equipment is important in achieving your vision in your photography? What would you say to someone just starting out?
DQ: For me, the question of equipment is not the first to arise, although I am aware that its purchase represents a significant cost. That said, today many phones make pictures with a sufficient definition to be used and start without investment.
The most important thing for me is to take pictures, as much as possible, always have your equipment with you and explore all the possible fields offered by the shooting. Try your hand at street photography, architecture, landscape, concert photography, reportage, wildlife photography, to know in which field you are flourishing, in which you can make your photos speak for themselves.
Once our practice asserts itself and refines itself, the choice of the material will be done by itself (a light and discreet hybrid?, or a full format with a telephoto lens for animal photography? or a film camera?).