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Name is Julian, from Romania, Eastern Europe, born sometime during the crazy ’60s. Intelligence professional, with a classic cameras and photography twist.

I got this photography bug since the early 80’s, at the photo lab in my high school in Bacau. The only camera I had at that time was a beaten down Smena 8. I had my encounters with Nikons and the like, then medium format and 16 mm caught my fancy. I have also lived through the Olympus-mania during the early 90’s. The Minox came much later in my life, around 1995. It was quite an encounter, for I never looked back !

This is the new Minoxit website, as the old one had to go. I reload 8×11 cassettes, process 8×11 and 16mm film negatives, and I scan these formats. I am also an active member of various subminiature photography groups. I am no expert, and I am learning every day. I am also a vintage fountain pen collector and repairer, and I run a small repair shop for these wonderful objects (www.stilourideieri.ro).

Therefore, just see my blog as a hobby of an amateur photographer, with its minuses and pluses, all done in good heart and with a lot of friendship.

Minox Photographic Exhibition – Riga, Latvia 2018

Started on January 25, 2018, the Latvian Museum of Photography in cooperation with the Latvian Designers’ Society showcased the exhibition “The World with Minox. Riga”. Photographs on exhibition were taken using the legendary Minox Riga camera.

“Minox” is a camera that has not lost its popularity to the present day starting with “Minox VEF Riga” model and up to later produced models. This camera is popular not only among photographers, but also widely used in various movies like a spy camera. This invention is the pride of Latvia, and the exhibition was included in Latvia’s Centenary celebration events program.

In the exhibition, the visitor got acquainted with the museum collection materials about the production and development of the “Minox” camera, as well as with some of Minox photographers around the world. These authors share a passion for “Minox” cameras, some of them are professional photographers who have their own photo labs and camera collections, but others take the camera only when traveling or during moments of rest.

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The photographs exhibited were taken with various types of Minox cameras by several photographers. This time, they are representatives of different ages coming from different countries: Denis Ananiev (Russia), Erik Tibell (France), Julian Tanase (Romania), Luis Carvalho (France), Imants Parādnieks (Latvia), Volha Savich (Belarus), Gennady Smirnov (Russia), Maxim Aleshin (Russia), Ādolfs Irbīte (Latvia).

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Please do note I do not sell cameras or accessories or manuals. I do however sell fresh 9.2mm and 16mm film cassette reloads. And I do process and scan these film formats, for anyone needing this kind of thing. I do consider the above as valuable services to the subminiature community out there. These communities are shrinking by day, any help keeping them alive should be greatly appreciated.

Hope you’ll enjoy. A few samples of my past and current work here. See you around!

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