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“Photography to me is like breathing.
  I just have to do it. All the time.”

This page is currently under construction and my portfolio is still just a glimpse of what’s coming. But if you want, you can already flip through some of my personal favorites below, scroll on to read more about me, click to see more of my art or check out what’s new.

This is the beginning of a journey…

and the start of a new life.

 

Welcome

to the first version of what very soon will be the official portfolio page, online print shop and photography blog of Jonny Jelinek: A passionate, self-taught photographer from Vienna, who decided to move to a serene island, where he’s now following his dreams to turn his biggest passion into a profession!

Or maybe even into something more…

 

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After working as a social media manager and entrepreneur 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.

Being burned-out on a regular basis and knowing what depression feels like, I decided that 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.

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

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

Looking at my still daily growing photo archive of around 500.000 taken (and kept) images and the feeling that just taking a picture gives me, it didn’t take too long to find the answer. This is it.

Jonny Jelinek:

The famous 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 more into the present: This is who I want to be before I die.

Not recognize-me-on-the-street-famous, but the type where my work is known to millions, with iconic photographs hanging in galleries and homes around the world, and a name that stays, when I’m gone.

Seeing my own style as somewhere  between William Eggleston, Sam Abell and Andreas Gursky , to me three of the greatest photographers of our time, gives me confidence that my art will be equally appealing (or at least to a point, where each one of my published photographs has found at least one person, who loves it). 

A big dream? Maybe. But, if everything goes as planned, I might still have another 40-50 years to fully commit myself to my photography and dedicate the rest of my life to this one goal.

This website is the first step of giving this dream the chance to come true: After 20 years in which I’ve kept most of my photography to myself, starting in 2019 I’ll put myself and my art out there, one photo at a time.

All photos on this page will ultimately also be found in my online shop, where you can buy exclusive prints as wall art or license my images for publications, ads or merchandising. Additionally I will soon be available for booking – more infos coming soon!

artworks in the shop

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

PORTFOLIO

The images shown in this online portfolio are just a small glimpse of what to expect. It’s 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.

It’s also a chronological presentation of the different styles that dominated my photography over the years, where each artwork stands for something I’ve learned on the way. Ultimately it 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 in The Early Years (2008 – 2011) over the mindful photography I currently practice almost daily to the various Photo Projects from in between that combine both sides, the art and the mindfulness.

THE EARLY YEARS
(2007 – 2011)

The Early Works

HDR | Digital Art | Creative Experiments

About the Art

More infos coming soon

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on flickr

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for your wall

License Images

as stock photos

Vienna City

Cityscapes | Skylines | Architecture

About the Photography

I really like looking back on the first artworks I've created, when I started to teach myself photography and digital art, not only by literally taking tons of pictures, but also through numerous experiments, self-assigned photo projects and night-long editing sessions. The pieces from those first creatively free and very curious first years, in which I let myself go wild photographically and effect-wise, represent the artistic side of my photography. Although my style might have become more realistic, the various artworks I've created at that time remind me until today, to stay curious, never stop thinking outside the box and to regularly try out new and different things.

Until 2011 I've also been an active Flickr user, where especially in the beginning, the user feedback helped me a lot becoming better with each piece. To see more from my Early Works, visit my page (and become one of 330.000+ visitors, who've seen my flickr gallery so far).

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About the Title Image
The HDR photograph of the "Vienna River" near Schoenbrunn is also the first image I've ever sold - unintended: In 2008 I got contacted by a nice lady from the United States, who saw the image on Flickr and wanted to hang it above her chimney.
Little did I know, what this surprising experience would lead to, 10 years later...

See More

on flickr

Buy Prints

for your wall

License Images

as stock photos

On The Road Through Austria

Landscapes | Nature | Countryside

About the Photography

I really like looking back on the first artworks I've created, when I started to teach myself photography and digital art, not only by literally taking tons of pictures, but also through numerous experiments, self-assigned photo projects and night-long editing sessions. The pieces from those first creatively free and very curious first years, in which I let myself go wild photographically and effect-wise, represent the artistic side of my photography. Although my style might have become more realistic, the various artworks I've created at that time remind me until today, to stay curious, never stop thinking outside the box and to regularly try out new and different things.

Until 2011 I've also been an active Flickr user, where especially in the beginning, the user feedback helped me a lot becoming better with each piece. To see more from my Early Works, visit my page (and become one of 330.000+ visitors, who've seen my flickr gallery so far).

________________________
About the Title Image
The HDR photograph of the "Vienna River" near Schoenbrunn is also the first image I've ever sold - unintended: In 2008 I got contacted by a nice lady from the United States, who saw the image on Flickr and wanted to hang it above her chimney.
Little did I know, what this surprising experience would lead to, 10 years later...

See More

on flickr

Buy Prints

for your wall

License Images

as stock photos

Early Works (2007 - 2011)

HDR | Digital Art | Photographic Experiments

About my Early Photography

More infos about my early photography, including some previously unreleased artworks from my archive,  coming soon.

(If you want to read what I wrote about those images back then, check out my old flickr gallery, which has managed to attract more than 330.000 visitors so far.)

Recent Works (2012 - today)

Mindful Photography | Visual Art | Visual

About my Early Photography

More infos about my early photography, including some previously unreleased artworks from my archive,  coming soon.

(If you want to read what I wrote about those images back then, check out my old flickr gallery, which has managed to attract more than 330.000 visitors so far.)

See More

on flickr

Buy Prints

for your wall

License Images

as stock photos

Collections & Photo Projects

 “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.”

New artworks in the shop

New Photo Projects

Just News

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

More artworks coming soon…

In the end, this is more than just a simple website. It’s the start of a new life, in which I’ll be working each day towards my goal by living a life full of passion and making a living by doing something that creates pure happiness just by the nature of doing it.

To me, that’s the secret of living a meaningful and happy life.

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