The beauty of photography is that it is not bound by space and time. If you like it shoot it, you are not limited by the outside world; you are limited by your imagination. Photography is beautiful in that way. Try to find the beauty everywhere, and when you see it, do not let it slip away capture it with your camera. As mentioned above, photography opens your eye to completely new worlds. It gives you a mystic ability to touch the spirits with your camera.
A good practicing ground would be old (or new) buildings since you they can tell many stories from different angles. You can be the one who immortalize those stories through your photography. Pay attention to the details, photography is about the details. The ability to capture those details is what makes artists, and they can be your blueprint. It is what you see, and nobody else can. Think about it we live in a world of details, even when they are apparently invisible, they are still there waiting to be brought to the light. To create your style, you need to find those details and present them in their purest form.
Just remember, while editing is an integral part of the process. Do not overdo it. Like computer programmers like to say K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Stupid!