My camera is an Olympus OM-2 and it's one of the 35mm classic cameras from the 1970s. Approximate value is around 150 dollars. Mainly I'm using black & white film. From Kodak Tri-X to Lomography Lady Grey. I also sometimes load it with Kodak Pro Image 100.
I adore taking photographs with my Olympus OM-2 because it's small and robust. To take pictures using film allows me to think more deeply and carefully before shooting. It decelerates me in a good way. Film photography is about the imperfections as life itself too!
I've been into photography ever since as a child. I would imagine that I'd be the one to take pictures during the holidays. It was only when I turned 10 years old that my father allowed me to take some pictures while we're on a vacation. I remember vividly that it was with a ITT 110mm camera.
Most often when someone starts to take photography seriously, he/she would have the tendency to feel the need to acquire the best and newest equipment there is. It's very tempting to do so. In actuality as years goes by you'll realize that such equipment/tool is nothing but a small portion of what you do as an artist/photographer. In the 20 years of doing photography myself I have come to the conclusion that all I really need is a minimal equipment, my ideas and vision.
What I could say to those people who just started to dive into photography is that they should avoid copying what other photographers are doing. Simply because you have your own vision and your work should be a reflection of who you are.