This is the beginning of a journey…

and the start of a new life. 

Welcome

to the first version of what soon will be the official portfolio page, online print shop and photography blog of Jonny Jelinek: A passionate Fine Art Photographer from Vienna who moved from the hectic city to a serene island, left his old life behind and started over completely.

Surrounded by the pristine nature of Menorca focussing on a more mindful way of living, he’s now following his dream of making his biggest passion a profession!

Or maybe even more than that…

 

 

“No matter where I am, to me the world is always a constant stream of endless photographic possibilities.”

Who I am Now

  • HOME: Cala Blanca, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • WORK: Starting out as a Professional Fine Art Photographer
  • SPEAKS: Spanish, English, German

After working as a social media manager in my own online marketing agency for many years and living a (successful, but) stressful city life, I slowly began to realise that, although everything seemed perfect, something wasn’t right. What I had built for myself just didn’t make me happy.

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After working as a social media manager in my own online marketing agency for many years and living a (successful, but) stressful city life, I slowly began to realise that, although everything seemed perfect, something wasn’t right. What I had built for myself just didn’t make me happy.

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Being burned out on a regular basis and knowing what depression feels like, I knew I needed to change something.

Without a lot of thinking I escaped into the tranquility of a quiet garden house in a small town near the beach on the beautiful island of Menorca, left my old life behind and started over.

While having a lot a lot of time to practice my new found mindfulness and enjoying my biggest passion photography, I searched for something meaningful to do with my new life.

Surrounded by nature and the sea, in a place where, especially in winter, you could literally hear the sound of silence, only disturbed by the chirping of the birds, the wind in the palmtrees and the smashing of the waves against the rocky coast, I just couldn’t help but fully immerse myself into this truly mindful place.

“The Seagulls Feet”

Mindful Photography by Jonny Jelinek [Menorca, 2017]

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16.000″ x 16.625″
Collection: “The Birds Around Me”

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In the end it was just one simple question that answered it all and ultimately led me from “changing something” to “changing everything”:

“If you would die tomorrow, what would you want to be remembered for?”

Allowing myself to think about death literally changed my perspective and gave me a new focus in life. By describing who I’ve been, rather than who I am, I could suddenly see the person that I want to become. 

Jonny Jelinek:

…the famous fine art photographer who made a difference in the world with his artistic and mindful photography.

This is what I want to be remembered for, or to put it a little less final: This is who I want to be before I die. … Read More

All big dreams aside, being able to make a living with my photography is obviously going to be my short-term milestone on the road of becoming a famous photographer.

That’s why I’ll start by selling my personal favorites from my mostly unreleased archive of 200.000+ images as Custom Prints through my new online shop – BUT with a rather unique approach: Each of my artworks can either be bought as an unlimited Open Edition, OR as a custom-made, one-of-its-kind and highly exclusive “Limited-To-1-Original”*! (Scroll on for more infos)

Besides having them printed as decorative wall art, you can also license my images for advertising, publications or merchandising, plus I will be available for booking – more on this coming soon!

artworks in the shop

“I strongly believe that for each of my artworks there’s one person out there that it’s made for.”

Looking to buy exclusive art? Here’s what you should know:

Open Edition vs. Limited-To-1

Each new artwork in my Online Print Shop can either be purchased as unlimited Open Edition OR as an exclusive Limited-To-1 Custom Print that only exists once. Which one it’s going to be, will be decided by the first buyer. … Read More

Sold Open Edition Print

The “Sold” sign on an image indicates that it has been purchased at least once and is not available anymore as “Limited-To-1” exclusive print. You’ll still be able to buy it in my online print shop, fully customizable with multiple printing options. From museum-quality papers over different frames to various materials (Art Print, Canvas, Acrylic, Metal or Wood).

Sold Exclusive Print (1 of 1)

The “Sold Exclusive” sign on an image indicates that it has been purchased as an exclusive print that’s limited to only one existing piece – ever. In case you’re interested in buying this unique piece of art from the buyer, contact me with an offer and I’ll be happy to forward your request. You’re still able to license the image, but it won’t be available for printing anymore.

10% For A Good Cause

As I want to give back and help to protect each place that I was able to take pictures of, 10% of the earnings from all sold artworks will go to a non-profit organisation that’s connected to the motive, place or country depicted in each image. For example, 10% of all sold nature photographs of Menorca might go to “Menorca Biosphere Reserve”.

“Asked for the style of my photography, artistic and mindful is the closest definition I can come up with.”

PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW

The images in this portfolio are a short visual journey through more than a decade of photography, including selected artworks created while living in or just wandering through beautiful places like Vienna and the rural areas of Austria, the vineyards of the german Rhinegau, spanish cities like Barcelona or Valencia, perfect paradises like Bali, the Seychelles or Boracay, and last but not least, the breath-taking nature of “the island I call home”, Menorca.

It’s also a presentation of the different styles that dominated my photography over the years and all the things I’ve learned on the way.

Ultimately this portfolio sums up what influenced me as an artist, what attracts my eye and what defines me as the photographer that I am today.

From the artistic beginning The Early Years (2008 – 2011) over the Mindful Photography I currently practice on a daily basis to the regular Photo Projects that focus around one particular motive and always seem to combine both, the art and the mindfulness.

Enjoy!

THE EARLY YEARS
(2007 – 2011)

How It All Started, With Me and My Photography

I really like looking back on my early years and the first artworks I've created, when I started to teach myself photography. ... Read More

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early works

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How Getting Obsessed With Post-Processing Made Me a Better Photographer

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know what I've learned by creating those earliest Digital Artworks of mine, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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digital art

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How Taking Pictures of Vienna Changed the Way I Look at the World

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know what I've learned by photographing a city like Vienna, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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from vienna

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How Travelling Through Austria Fueled My Love for Nature and Landscape Photography

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know what I've learned while taking pictures of the rural parts of Austria, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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from austria

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How Immersing Myself Into Macro Photography Opened up a New World to Me

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know what I've learned by focusing on the small world of macro photography, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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macro photos

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How Travelling to a Caribbean Island for the First Time Has Shaped Me as a Photographer

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how taking pictures of palmtrees, beaches and the sea has influenced my photography, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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travel photos

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How the Various Photo Projects From My Past Define My Photography Style of Today

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how regularly challenging myself through creative photo projects influenced the style of my photography today, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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photo projects

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Artistic Photography

How It All Started, With Me and My Photography

I really like looking back on my early years and the first artworks I've created, when I started to teach myself photography. ... Read More

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early works

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Digital Art

How Getting Obsessed With Post-Processing Made Me a Better Photographer

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know what I've learned by creating those earliest Digital Artworks of mine, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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digital art

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Vienna

How Taking Pictures of Vienna Changed the Way I Look at the World

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from vienna

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Austria

How Travelling Through Austria Fueled My Love for Nature and Landscape Photography

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from austria

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Macro

How Immersing Myself Into Macro Photography Opened up a New World to Me

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macro photos

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Travel

How Travelling to a Caribbean Island for the First Time Has Shaped Me as a Photographer

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how taking pictures of palmtrees, beaches and the sea has influenced my photography, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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travel photos

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Photo Projects

How the Various Photo Projects From My Past Define My Photography Style of Today

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photo projects

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THE RECENT YEARS
(2012 – NOW)

How I Found My New Style of Photography by Discovering Mindfulness

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how I developed my latest style of photography by fully immersing myself into a mindful way of living, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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mindful art

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How Falling in Love With the Art of Nature Expanded My Photography

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how discovering the art that lies in every aspect of nature amplified my photography, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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art of nature

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How Moving to the Balearic Island of Menorca for Good Supercharged My Photography

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how my photography has changed after moving to a beautiful Mediterranean island, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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from menorca

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How Photographing the Architecture Around Me Made Me See The Art Behind Every Building

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how taking pictures of architecture transformed my view on the buildings around me, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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architecture

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How Visiting the Most Perfect Paradises on the Planet Turned Me Into a Travel Photographer

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how travelling to perfect paradises like the Seychelles, Bali or Fuerteventura just left me speechless as a photographer, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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paradises

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How I Became a Passionate Bird Photographer Without Noticing My Affection for the Winged Life

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photos of birds

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How Silhouettes at Sunset Became One of My Most Favorite Subjects at the End of the Day

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silhouettes

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How Spending Most of the Day in My Garden Made Me Fall Even More in Love With Nature

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how I discovered an even deeper love for nature by obsessively photographing the flowers in my garden, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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garden flowers

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How Visiting My Former Hometown Vienna as a Tourist Changed My Perspective as a Photographer

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how photographing Vienna with the eyes of a tourist made me notice things I've never seen before, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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sights of vienna

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Mindful Photography

How I Found My New Style of Photography by Discovering Mindfulness

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mindful art

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The Art of Nature

How Falling in Love With the Art of Nature Expanded My Photography

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art of nature

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The Beauty of Menorca

How Moving to the Balearic Island of Menorca for Good Supercharged My Photography

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from menorca

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Artistic Architecture

How Photographing the Architecture Around Me Made Me See The Art Behind Every Building

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architecture

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Perfect Paradises

How Visiting the Most Perfect Paradises on the Planet Turned Me Into a Travel Photographer

If you're interested in the story behind the headline and want to know how travelling to perfect paradises like the Seychelles, Bali or Fuerteventura just left me speechless as a photographer, follow me on Facebook or come back soon! ... Read More

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paradises

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The Birds Around Me

How I Became a Passionate Bird Photographer Without Noticing My Affection for the Winged Life

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photos of birds

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Sunset Silhouettes

How Silhouettes at Sunset Became One of My Most Favorite Subjects at the End of the Day

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silhouettes

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The Garden

How Spending Most of the Day in My Garden Made Me Fall Even More in Love With Nature

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garden flowers

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Sights of Vienna

How Visiting My Former Hometown Vienna as a Tourist Changed My Perspective as a Photographer

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 “In my photography I often get attracted by subjects that others might oversee. The unspectacular and mundane, the quiet, but still beautiful moments of everyday life.”

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