Jürgen Novotny

Historical, bizarre and beautiful cameras capture photos of themselves… on backgrounds of contemporary wallpapers.

In the digital age very often the sensation of those mechanical miracles seems to disappear, in a time where “analog” film cameras retain their sometimes strange and special character while the digital design is seemingly far ahead by any means.

„CameraSelfies“ uses the “selfiemania,” trend to remind the viewer of the origins of photography, and also keeps in mind that expressive photography is more than noise reduction, smile detection and technical specifications. Trying to preserve these sensations Novotny takes very intimate self portraits of those unique personalities. “These cameras are not only tools reduced to their technical data, but also still an inspiration for artists and a source for creativity. Here, the viewer is out of the frame, the cameras and the creative potential they offer stand in the foreground.”