I’ve never been into the latest anything although I was a gadget junkie when I began photography because everyone had and would talk about the latest cameras, tripods, etc. I think this nonchalance about the equipment made my foray into Lomography so easy. I didn’t care that the cameras were $49 or $57. I cared about what I could imagine and create with their limitations.
Toy cameras are not $47K digital Hassies but they are amazing in their own right. I think that most people would dismiss them as cheap and pigeon hole them as such. My use of plastic cameras is an open secret. However, if a client frowns upon it then I use my Mamiya or Nikon. Cheap is not necessarily inferior at least not in photography – sound, yes.
There are so many limitations conscious or unconscious that we place on ourselves and that are placed on us by others. I think that the one great thing about the arts is that while creating one can be whatever they want to be and there are no limitations. That’s what I love about the arts and being a creative is that in a world where there are controls everywhere you can pick up a half ounce piece of plastic and break them all.