The boy. Kodak DCS-SLR/n camera. Nikon 135mm f2.8 ais lens.
I like to own nice gear. I am as avaricious as the next guy when it comes to cameras and lenses. I like having options to work and play with. But if you are looking to the gear to inspire you as a photographer you might be trapped in a nasty closed loop that will inevitably disappoint. The gear should always work in the service of the subject. And your motivation should come from your interest, curiosity or love for the subject. The image exists in your brain as your art. When it's stuck in your brain it's just for you. The equipment helps you make your ideas and inspirations physical and share-able. That's the only power the camera has, to make art share-able.