I have a lot of cameras to begin with and I particularly love working with my Kiev 60 medium format camera. It is well-built on the outside but fragile and weird on the inside like all other Soviet era cameras are. I love it because of its certain limitations, its weight for example. It is around 2.5 kg, which makes it hard carrying it outdoors. It has a weird light-meter setup which makes it hard for the user to dial in the correct exposure. First, you have to adjust your ASA or DIN number, then your aperture value. While looking through the viewfinder, you turn the dial around. There's two red LEDs inside, over and underexposure indicators. While turning the dial, if you spot two LEDs at the same time, you stop and see what's your exposure on the knob and dial that exposure in.
Other than my Kiev 60, I have a Zenit 122 as well. Since most of them have busted light meters, I have to kind of guess and estimate the exposure and aperture values. Some of my cameras includes the Pentax Auto 110, Lomo Smena 8M, Rollei 35 TE, Olympus XA, Lomo Lubitel 2, Holga 120 and so on, but I don't use them as often as my Zenit 122 and Kiev 60 but they worth to be mentioned, especially the Holga.
I like to gaze. I have an utmost interest for shapes and forms and the contrast between them all. I like having fun while shooting and it "should be" the most important thing while engaging with an art form. I am deeply passionate about my job. Female body and curvature around it, nature with excessive beauty on its lap, obscure scenery where experimentalism is rampant. I adore all and I wanted to capture a glimpse of every bit of them. I am mostly interested on the field of fashion for some time, so I tend to shoot people more than landscapes or other things.
You can make a camera out of anything. Literally, anything! Don't let limitations stop you. Do a bit of research, learn how light works, how a camera works and start from there. My very first camera was an antique Zeiss Ikon Ikonta, a medium format camera. It was very, very old when I bought it. I went online and bought a couple of expired film, threw them in it and went shooting stuff. No light-meter, no prism or mirror to show you what are you seeing and focusing, none of it. If you really want to learn photography, you should start teaching your eyes on how to see things.