Educated in Chemistry, I worked until 2000 in computing and have since written 6 books on Advaita Vedanta (a non-dual philosophy). Apart from the years when I could not afford the film (and before digital cameras were accessible) I have been taking photographs since about age 14.
I sold £k's of Olympus film camera equipment (based on OM2-N) for £800 to purchase my first digital camera (Nikon Coolpix 5000). I have progressed through compact and bridge cameras to end up with my present main camera - Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mk 2. Conicidentally (?) this looks just like my OM2-N!