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My name is Nicholas Hartmann. From 1980 to 2021 I was in private practice as a translator of technical and scientific documents, especially patents, from German, French, and Italian (learn more at this page).

I began taking photographs over 60 years ago, using a simple camera given to me by my father, Erich Hartmann. Since then I have taken hundreds of thousands of photographs in black-and-white and color, mostly for my own pleasure or as gifts to friends and family. As a graduate student I documented laboratory analysis techniques and archaeological excavations; my photographs have been exhibited in galleries, published in magazines, and acquired by museums.

Many of my pictures have now been contributed to Wikimedia Commons (click on "Tools | User uploads" in the left column); others can be seen at my personal gallery site.

In November 2016 this picture placed 9th (out of 11,000 contributions) in the Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 event.

This user participated in Wiki Loves Monuments 2016.