Hilversum, Netherlands

As lightthinker I try to combine beautiful photography with inspiring quotations. Many of you will know my first and larger gallery here...

“There is so much beautiful light in this world.” (Wilhelm Raabe)

“There is an endless number of good thoughts in this world.” (jchanders)

Beautiful light and good thoughts form a tremendous mixture of inspiration and hope. They can lift us out of the dark clouds and seemingly impenetrable mist that ever so often again darken our paths, they can lift us up to new hights and open up new vistas. They can give encouragement and trust. After all so many courageous people have kept going on under the most dire circumstances, so why not just try to find the light again and keep going until the clouds open up. After all there is light behind the darkest clouds.

This second gallery of mine here on Redbubble will try to renew the endeavour of my lightthinker gallery at deviantArt. I stopped it in January 2008 when I started my first Redbubble gallery. I think it is high time to give lightthinker a new chance. There are 545 lightthoughts over there in my first lightthinker gallery waiting to be kissed awake again, and there are ever so many new lightthoughts to be discovered from now on.

In this gallery I will mix lightthoughts quoted before with newly-found ones. After all the ones quoted over there on deviantArt are just as inspiring as any new ones – why not bring them up again in the combination with new pictures.

Here my old lightthinker gallery at deviantArt:

And here my first gallery here on Redbubble.

It will continue, I am sure about that, but the new challenge will certainly mean some slowing down over there.

For those who do not know me yet: I am a retired historian, who grew up in Germany and is living in the Netherlands since 1975. I practised photography since my youth, but especially since going digital in 2004.

Enjoy the light,


  • Age: 74
  • Joined: October 2010


Another Art Print sold

My lightthinker picture No. 49 is going strong. After one art print of it was sold to the Netherlands on 25th March, another one was sold to the USA on 1st April. This is a very encouraging piece of news. And so I wish to thank both buyers very much at this place. I am indeed most grateful for your appreciation of my work. / If you want to see the picture, please look here: / https://www.redbubbl…
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