I've worked professionally as a photographer and have also studied to be a photographer. Interest in the area wanes at times and then it comes back strong. I only take jobs now that I enjoy.
I sold my pro equipment and bought several medium format analog cameras, along with my all time favorite camera: Norita.
As a work horse today I use Fuji X-e1. What a master piece.
Other than that I paint a whole lot and for money I work as a senior Android developer in Sweden.