When I was given my first camera, I didn't even know what to do with it.
I couldn't imagine it would have soon become my best friend. But year after year, a reliable Nikon first and a last generation Sony more recently, have been my silent and trustworthy companions, by my side every time it mattered. It helped me to give order to the mess we live in and to attribute meaning to what otherwise would just be seen as a disorderly, random world.
I don't shoot for a living, but I couldn't live without shooting.