I started taking photographs while traveling with my family. We emigrated when I was only 6 years old but made several return trips. I was given a Kodak Instamatic camera and slide film to take our travel snaps with.
Later when in secondary school I was taught Black & White processing and printing and got a serious camera, a Voightlander Vito B, for my birthday. This camera had a superb lens and I collected accessories for it and shot both colour slides and print film, as well as Black & White film with it. While still a teen (me not the camera) it was stolen from our car along with Dad's old Ross Ensign. The insurance money bought me a Pentax Spotmatic that finally "gave up" many years later, it was replaced with a Nikon system that, with a few additions and changes, still serves well.
A few point and shoot digital cameras, including a Canon G12 & G1X, have found their way into the camera bag, others that do the job also and a couple of SLR digitals have been tried with mixed results and varying degrees of satisfaction.
(If you hadn't already guessed)
Plus plenty of others; street photographers and others have shaped my love, appreciation and style of photography.
Digital, including smartphone imaging, provides new challenges for my continuing journey.
All images © Mark Marriott 2012, 2018