I'm a camera tinkerer, kind of like a mad scientist with low tech cameras. A lot of the cameras I use are cobbled together pieces of other cameras.
I enjoy old and new toy (Holga, Diana, Kodak Brownies,etc.) and vintage film cameras along with pinhole, although I do occasionally venture into digital.
The name Hoop was my Dad's nickname from early in his childhood, and it stuck with him all his life.
He re-ignited my passion for photography and vintage cameras when he gave me his Yashica Mat 124G and his Aires Viscount 35mm Rangefinder. It's his Beseler enlarger that is the main piece of equipment in my darkroom. So in honor of Dad, I call myself Hoop. I've recently added a Nikon D90 to my collection of cameras. I won't be tinkering with it though.