My cheap camera is the Nikon F70. Paid for it for just 1 Euro from my uncle as he wanted to throw it away!
I prefer working around slide films. Often experimenting with black and white, and other special effects that you could achieve with films like double exposures. I always see my subjects as something personal. In them the possibilities is vast but what I really want to express through them are my feelings at that given moment.
I'm taking photos for myself to try and shape my ideas into something concrete as an artist.
It was natural for me to start photography ever since. I discovered that when I feel something really deeply I'd just hold my breathe and close my eyes to store the image, emotion, memory inside of me. How can I preserve that memory was the big question, as memories in my head always seem to fade as years pass us by. Of course photography was the clear answer.
Some people thinks that working with minimal tools can't result in you creating works that looks very professional. It's not true! Your equipment is just a helping hand. The most important thing is you as an artist/photographer. We have the infinite possibilities in all of us. Don't think about it too much and just do your best with whatever tools you have available.
Study the history of photography. I graduated with a thesis about photographic manuals and it was amazing to discover how photographers were crazy about new techniques. Experiment after another, they were able to create great works with basic tools. It made me think that with passion and curiosity you can do everything you want!
Be humble. Don't be afraid to ask for opinions from other people. Whether it's a good or bad one, learn from them. You have to improve yourself in ways you can. Your vision and ideas can take you places. It's really up to you in the end.