I received my first camera in 5th grade. My family and I were on spring break cruising up the California cost. We stopped for a few days in Carmel, where I begged and begged for a real camera, not just a disposable one. I probably wasted 3 rolls of film that trip. Since then I am never with out at least 2 cameras. In high school I discovered vintage and toy cameras. I purchased a Hulga, then a color splash, then a fish eye and then a weird camera that takes 8 pictures at once!. In college I was lucky enough to get a vintage Diana from my photography professor.
Where can one get all these awesome cameras? Lomography! Order online or find them in your nearest hipster store – Urban Outfitters usually has a bunch.