J. Flynn Newton is the alias for the german photographer J. F. Novotny, who made his first steps in taking pictures at the early age of 6 years - with his first camera, an Agfa Silette I which he still owns. Further photography became an important part in his life.
With his project CameraSelfies® and trying to preserve the sensation of these unique and historical film cameras J. F. Novotny takes very intimate "self portraits" in order to capture their "personalities".
Besides that J. Novotny wants to share a part of his work of the last 40 years with his main internet presence Light upon my Face: moments he captured on his journeys around the world, mainly Europe, North and South America.
Today the photographer lives in Germany where he – besides his activities as photographer – works as designer in his own agency vivia. Besides commissional works for german and european companies his works can be seen in regular exhibitions as well as selected internet platforms:
Gallery at Werkladen
Gallery at seen.by
Saatchi Online Artist
Gallery on 500px
Gallery on Stern VIEW
J. F. Novotny at World Photography Organisation WPO