I'd love to do all by myself, from crafting camera, lens, film, paper, chemicals... If only I had the tools, time, materials, space and someone who could teach me.
Imagine how cool it would be to know you're in total control of your creation, in every single bit of the process.
Wouldn't you be proud to think: - "yes I made all this from scratch from the very beginning!" ?
While at the moment I'm just at the beginning as a self learner for what it concerns darkroom and developing.