On the eve of the launch of her new book, I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with award-winning photojournalist Paula Bronstein about her work and what she keeps in her camera bag while on assignment. She was a fascinating interviewee and I feel so lucky to have been exposed to her work--even though her photos make the ones I take look like trash.
Paula was surprised that I wanted to know what the first camera she owned was, or that anyone else could care. I personally don't know what could be more interesting. For beginners and enlightened amateurs, seeing the starting point of a professional's career--even in the details of a piece of hardware--is a reminder of the fact that everyone starts somewhere. Greatness can come from humble beginnings.
If ytou're interested in reading further, the feature can be found, here.