Two of my favorite cameras are the Minolta SRT 303 and the Canon AE-1 as both are very easy to handle. Currently, I use all kinds of films with it. Like Kodak, Fuiji and Agfa films, some of which are expired. The results are different each time and I find them tremendously interesting.
I love the fact that you create a unique moment for eternity. Nothing can change that. In a way it's about dealing with all the questions about life and death, living together with other human beings, from the way we act and our perspectives.
For me photography started almost instantly, in one afternoon. My dad is a passionate analogue photographer his whole life. I'm particularly impressed by his photos of my mother. His pictures emanates elegance, pureness and pride. From my experience, these traits are mostly common with analogue photography which is why I'm passionate about it too.
In a blink of an eye you create one unique moment, a frame of life which will never look the same again. Try to see more than you allow yourself to see.