As somebody that's recently taken the dive into the world of photography, I'm curious and always excited to hear the reasons why others do it. For me, I discovered some YouTubers like Peter McKinnon and Chris Hau that made it seem so fun. After giving it a bit of a try myself I realized how fulfilling it can be for a hobby. What made you take the first step?
My dad had a zoom film camera that he rarely used and tons of film. I just grabbed it and shot away (I was 11 then). Over the years I saved money every time I saw some new fancy camera, like Polaroid and disposable Fujis.
I never really had inspirations or saw some actual work, it's just the feeling of holding a camera and capturing a moment in life that felt satisfying. I only got inspired by others (The great Joe McNally and Scott Kelby) 10 years ago and decided to read and learn about the technicalities of photography.