Excuse me: I write in English. My knowledge of the German language is horrible. I can understand it very well, but I do not dare to write or speak it, as I am sure I will make many grammattical errors.
In daily life I am a professional visual artist (lyrical abstract acrylic paintings) and illustrator in the Netherlands. Beside painting and drawing I also use photography to express my feelings. My photographic work is in general less artistic than my other work.
I am a Nikon addict; almost 30 years I am using Nikon products. After the Nikkormat, the FM and the F-3 I am using the analogue F-100 and the digital Coolpix 5700. In 2006 also the D70s arrived. And in 2008 the D300 came.
My favorite subjects are animals (especially reptiles and amphibians -and our cat ) and landscapes. The Scottissh Highlands are my favorite spot. On the other hand I do some aircraft-photography. I prefer antique aircraft (i.e. until 1960).
My lenses (all Nikkors) vary from 24 - 400 mm (analogue).
My paintings are exhibited mostly in Holland, and sometimes in Belgium, Germany and Britain.
More information about my paintings and drawings can be obtained at http://www.artwanted.com/vanoijen