its YOU that creates the image... period!
Sure the kit has to be "up to muster" and IQ can never be compromised but at the end of the day just owning a camera doesn't make you a photographer... all you are in that scenario is a camera owner ;0)
Now learning to use the kit and well, quite simply, things change and you do become a photographer. Learn the rules well enough so you can bend them and manipulate them and you can become a great photographer!
I was looking at the images below over the weekend, they were shot on one of my MMoS apprentice incremental workshops using just one Qflash (speedlight) and a 12mm lens, that's a 24mm equivalent in the full frame world now these are tools that the general photo populous tell us we shouldn't be using for portraiture... now perhaps its my arrogance but I think these images pass the aforementioned "muster"!
The other thing that struck me was this... the IQ is just beautiful, in point of fact it can be a little too sharp sometimes, I'm having to suggest that models may need to start shaving in some situations lol! That aside the newest member of Team McGillicuddy Matt (my eldest) has been given the task of simplifying our structure. The first thing to go, the stuff that's just been sat on the shelf for 12 plus months cluttering the place up... my full frame DSLR's!!! Serious, I'm putting my money were my mouth is so to speak and my Nikon kit is going, PM me if you'd like a bargain ;0)
I know there are people who will think I'm mad but this is how good I believe micro 4/3's and especially the OM-D to be... for what I do it is proving to be the perfect camera system!