This is the beginning of a journey…
and it’s only 1% finished.
to the first version of what will soon be the official portfolio page, online print shop and photography blog of Jonny Jelinek: A self-taught, passionate photographer from Vienna, who recently moved to an island, not only to start a new life, but also to follow his heart and make his passion a profession!
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. Being burned out on a regular basis and knowing what depression feels like, I decided that I needed to change something, or better, everything. 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 and started over. Surrounded by nature and serenity, with a lot of time to practice mindfulness and my biggest passion photography, I searched for something meaningful to do with my new life. So, I asked myself a simple question:
“If you would die tomorrow,
what would you want to be remembered for?”
Looking at my still growing photo archive with around 200.000 images, the answer was already there. This is it.
“…the famous photographer, who
made a difference in the world with
his artistic and mindful photography.“
Dream big, they said. So, to give this statement a realistic chance to come true, starting in 2019 I will put my art and myself out there, one photo at a time.
The photos on this page are just a small glimpse of what to expect: A 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 and tranquility of “the island I call home”, Menorca.
Collections & Photo Projects
Photographic Focus 2019
- VISUAL WONDERS OF EVERY-DAY LIFE
- PERFECT PARADISES
- MINDFUL MOMENTS
- THE ART OF NATURE
- LAND-, SEA- AND CITYSCAPES
- LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
- WATER, FIRE & OTHER ELEMENTS
“No matter where I am, to me the world is always a constant stream of endless photographic possibilities.”
“Mindful photography is about focussing on your direct environment in this very moment and discovering the beauty that lies in the simple things around you.”
“For me, taking pictures is like breathing. I don’t think about it, I just do it. All the time.”
What you see right here is more than just a simple website. It’s the realisaton of a life filled with passion, joy and love, dedicated to one simple goal: Doing something meaningful that creates constant happiness by it’s pure nature.