TPL: Do you think equipment is important in achieving your vision in your photography? What would you say to someone else just starting out?
TC: I suppose it might become more important in the future depending on what kind of photographs I will want to take and how, and of what quality.
Having said that, I don't think I need any special or expensive equipment to do what I do right now. I believe one doesn't need to have a super fancy camera to be able to just go out, explore, have a good time and take decent photographs.
To someone who is just starting out or thinking about starting, I'd say, your equipment doesn't really matter. I myself shoot with an older inexpensive compact camera, and I couldn't be happier. Just go out and take photos on anything you have that shoots. If you fall deeper for photography and would want to take it to a higher level, then start thinking a bit more about getting a better camera.