Simple answer, I was interested in creating videos but I had no money. I could only afford to buy a film camera. So I ended up with photography as a hobby.
But i think I could trace it back to my growing years. As a kid, I enjoyed browsing through National Geographic and Life magazine pages. I think it kind of trained my eye to see things in a different aesthetic angle.
Anyway, I ended up with the Olympus Stylus Epic | Olympus Mju II and that, ladies and gentlemen, kicked off my photography journey.