Writing

Lovers, Barcelona, Spain

Couple Walking Together, Barcelona, Spain

I whispered, ‘I am too young,’ 
And then, ‘I am old enough’; Wherefore I threw a penny To find out if I might love. ‘Go and love, go and love, young man, If the lady be young and fair.’ 
Ay, penny, brown penny, brown penny, 
I am looped in the loops of her hair. O […]


Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, by Cass Gilbert, Triumph of the Human Spirit, Sculptor Lorenzo Pace, Foley Square Black History

Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, by Cass Gilbert, Triumph of the Human Spirit, Sculptor Lorenzo Pace, Foley Square, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, fountain

  A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for. Thurgood Marshall If the First Amendment means […]


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 […]


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.” […]