- I am a Dutchman, living near Leiden.
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- The pseudonym Vysotsky is a tribute to the admired Russian singer Высоцкий, poet, boozer and actor.
- My main interests lie with crosspatches & sly dogs and with artists, libraries & publishers.
- I have contributed >7000 images to Wikimedia Commons.
- I was one of the two organizers of a Wikipedians in Special Residence project, cooperating with 12 special libraries in the Netherlands (WSWB, amongst 10 others the EYE film institute and the Rijksmuseum) from 2013 to 2015. Some results can be found here.
- I never received any personal compensation (financial or otherwise) for contributions I made to Wikipedia.
- Some pictures that wouldn't have been in Wikimedia if I hadn't (etc):
Fort Hare & Hogsback
Wendingen (art journal)
Chassidic Legends (Hendrik Werkman)
Paul Robeson zingt (Hendrik Marsman)
Zo dikwijls als ik dwalend (Muus Jacobse)
Prière pour nous autres charnels (Charles Péguy)
Library of Congress
Books & manuscripts
Andries Oosterbaan (1882-1935)
Morocco / Maroc
Cape Town / Kaapstad
Emmy Andriesse (photographer)
Ron Kroon (photographer)
Jacob Merkelbach (photographer)
Franz Ziegler (photographer)
Persons (my photographs)
Persons (my uploads)
Wim van Schaik