The Minox Files

© Mark van den Brink


Photographer Mark van den Brink (Amsterdam 1965) cuts the polyester film to size himself before loading it into his Minox camera. He bought the camera with the idea that it allows you to photograph the things around you inconspicuously, like a voyeur. During his training at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in the nineties, he became captivated by the distortion, rough structure, and imperfections that resulted from making prints in the darkroom. It felt self-evident to his way of looking. On a trip through the Alps, he experimented by fastening his camera to binoculars or a telescope, so that the mountains felt close and at the same time even further away. ‘The Minox Files’ embodies this raw curiosity.


The Minox Files

Mark van den Brink

Van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2022

11.9 x 15.3 cm, 384 pages, (360 photographs)



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