The gear does not make the artist.

So a lot of photo buffs on the interwebs are linking to thisEssay: Slow Photography in an Instantaneous Age. And I can't help but kinda laugh at it. There is a tendency in photography for people to define there work by the gear they use to make it and I just think that is a cop out. I do exactly what he does digitally and I have shot with hand held 4x5 pressboxes over my head with strobes to get action. This romantic association with gear is something that just seems like a lack of vision on the part of the artist. If you want to shoot slowly and take your time, shoot slowly and take your time. Don't let your gear frame your art. The gear is there to serve you not the other way around.