I started in 1979, when I found my father's (very) old camera, with which I took my first steps in photography. Several years I took only b+w photos, which was a good "school" for me to understand the effect of exposure, contrast etc. Nowadays I shoot only digital, which, I think, is in fact very similar than b+w photography. Now the same things that previously were done in a darkroom, are done with a computer.
Mostly I like to walk in the nature and take shots of various nature subjects: animals, plants, landscape, sky... etc.
I used to have more "heavy" photographic equipments, but nowadays realized that today even smaller ones are more than enough capable for everything I need. It's nicer to walk around with a lighter set of camera. So I recently changed my camera from a hevier Nikon to a lighter Olympus. Very happy with it!
I have always liked art in various forms, I am quite a visual person in that sense. However, I am a bit "picky", although I try to be open-minded for various art forms.
Mostly I like traditional art, especially impressionists and other 1800's artists. I am not so fan of modern art. My own paintings are mostly very traditional, too.
Model building is quite an old hobby, already in the past centuries sailors made models of their sailing-ships.
Today it's a nice hobby for everyone. Small children can build up a model quickly for playing, and more grown-ups will put a lot of effort to investigate model's backgrounds and then spend even hundreds of hours for building up a top quality scale model.
I also enjoy to find out the backgrounds of a model and then try to build it as accurate as I can. However, my models are quite far from those superior ones. I make mostly small scale models (they do't require so much space at home), and that restricts the amount of top detailing. Instead, my speciality is that I combine scale models and photography and take photos of them in their "natural environment". That's fun!