TPL: Do you think equipment is important in achieving your vision in your photography? What would you say to someone just starting out?
JM: No and yes. No, in that I feel that can capture my vision with whatever camera I have with me. Yes, in that it depends what you’re going to do with the results. I think iPhone is fine for Insta, etc. but (with a few notable exceptions) you’re not going to have the resolution for decent prints.
To someone starting out, I’d go back to my chosen quote - “Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are”. Shoot, shoot, shoot whenever you can, with whatever form of a camera you can find, be it your phone or a form of ‘real’ camera. As your skills develop and your preferences mature, your style will emerge and the choice of gear will naturally shake out.
Most of the photos in this particular gallery are from my iPhone, but I still try and practice the basics of getting the subject, composition, lighting and so on as good as I can.