Archive for January, 2012

Cooper Union new Academic building designed by Thom Mayne of firm Morphosis, New York City

Cooper Union new Academic building designed by Thom Mayne of firm Morphosis< New York City, New York

Cooper Union new Academic building designed by Thom Mayne of firm Morphosis, New York City New York I was walking through the village in 2009, when I saw this building for the first time. It was a total wow moment. It showed the transformation that the city was going through. It led to a book […]


Freedom

Freedom, United States

When I was eight, my parents immigrated to the United States from Poland via Israel because of the freedom that America offered. I created this picture with images from around the country that involved this countries struggle to create freedom. Collage of the places in the United States that show the journey towards freedom. Pictures […]


Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk, NY

Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk, New York

I was high on the bluffs on the Eastern most spot In Long Island looking out at the vast expanse of the ocean, It was late morning the sky and the ocean where this wonderful blue. The sun created these wonderful sparkles on the water. On a wall it feels like a window out into the […]


Heart Rocks

Heart Rocks, Long Island Sound, Long Island, New York, , North Fork

When I started exploring the shoreline of the North Fork of Long Island, I noticed that there where a lot of rocks shaped like hearts. I collected them and one day put them back in the water and photographed this scene. i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am […]


Jake Rajs, The Eye of America, By R. B. Stuart, Long Island Magazine January 2008

Statue of Liberty Between Twin Towers, World Trade Center, Manhattan, NYC

January 2008, Article, Jake Rajs, The Eye of America,  By R. B. Stuart, Long Island Magazine January 2008 Tucked away in an old converted firehouse on the North Fork, is international photographer Jake Rajs whose dramatic landscapes have graced the pages of LIFE, Esquire, OMNI, Travel & Leisure and others. This quiet, unsuspecting visual artist possesses […]


IAC building designed by Frank O. Gehry and 100 Eleventh Avenue designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Beyer Blinder Bell, Chelsea, NYC

IAC building designed by Frank O. Gehry and 100 Eleventh Avenue designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Beyer Blinder Bell, New York City, New York, Chelsea

Sunset from the Highline, NYC I was walking on the Highline 3 years ago and saw the IAC building designed by Frank O. Gehry and 100 Eleventh Avenue designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel and Beyer Blinder Bell, realized how much New York had changed. I’m always trying to  create something that has never been created before. […]


Canyons of the Ancients, Colorado

Colorado. Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Lowry Pueblo Ruins National Historic Landmark, built by the Anasazi, circa 1050–1150 AD

Winter morning driving the back roads of Colorado. The storm was clearing and I decided to snowshoe into Canyons of the Ancients, to see the Lowry Pueblo Ruins,  an Indian ruin that I had not visited before. As the sun started coming out it illuminated the fresh snow and ruins. The ancient ruins contrasted with the […]


Marsh, Dawn, Quogue, New York

Marsh, Dawn, Quogue, New York, Long Island, Hamptons

When I photograph a landscape, I try to capture the miracle that there is nothing more beautiful and perfect than what is created by nature. It has a calming, soothing and inspiring influence on our spirit, reminding us to appreciate each day and celebrate the unique beauty that exists only in the moment. Jake Rajs


Louis Vuitton, Fifth Avenue – Why art? What is the reason? photo by Jake Rajs

Mannequins with Neon, Louis Vuitton,, 1 East 57th Street, New York City, New York,

Mannequins with Neon, Louis Vuitton,, 1 East 57th Street, New York City, New York Why art? What is the reason?  This insight is from a speech by Milton Glaser. “How does art help you survive? It helps us survive by making us attentive. In a simplistic way, when you go past a forest and you look […]


Publishing Books by Jake Rajs

Jake Rajs' Photography Coffee Table Books

This is an excerpt from a letter I wrote to a young man interested in doing books. These words by Beatrice Warde capture how it feels to walk into a publisher’s office.  “This is a printing office crossroads of civilization refuge of all the arts against the ravages of time…friend you stand on sacred ground.” […]


Ocean Waves Kissing The Shoreline, photo by Jake Rajs

Wave, Sand Striations, New York, Quogue

There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean waves keep kissing the shoreline. image link


Walter Cronkite’s introduction to the coffee table book These United States by Jake Rajs, 2003

These United States, Photographer by Jake Rajs, Introduction by Walter Cronkite, Published by Rizzoli

THESE UNITED STATES Foreword by Walter Cronkite We Americans are a strange lot. When we travel abroad we seem to be overcome with embarrassment that our own country is so young. We put aside the pride we otherwise express in the success of this country of ours, which in less than two hundred years has […]


Article Capturing a Resurgent City, East Hampton Press and Southampton Press

                                              12-12-05  Article Capturing A Resurgent City Written by Tom Clavin, published in The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press, Review of Book, New New York by Jake Rajs