I don't have a camera.... well, technically I do. I don't have the camera of my choice YET. Does that stop me from taking pictures, NO! :) Photography is essential to art, it's essential to the entire "creative process" ....it is art.
The camera on my phone is always being put to use. Sometimes I'm told to put my phone down or to stop taking pictures because I take so many. Lol
Maybe it's bad timing for those who I'm trying to capture, but for me it's perfect timing. The essence of capturing a moment may be nothing to some people, but for me it's amazing.