Posts Tagged ‘city life’

Celebration of Passover

Jerusalem: Wailing Wall, Israel, people praying

“Passover has a message for the conscience and the heart of all mankind. For what does it commemorate? It commemorates the deliverance of a people from degrading slavery, from most foul and cruel tyranny. And so, it is Israel’s – nay, God’s protest against unrighteousness, whether individual or national.” ~ Morris Joseph


7 World Trade Center, Manhattan, NYC, 2010

7 World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, first certified "green" office building, developer Silverstein Properties

  I was drawn by the way the building seems to disappear become part of the clouds and sky. JR To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the […]


Manhattan An Island In Focus book by Jake Rajs

Manhattan an Island In Focus book by Jake Rajs

  Manhattan an Island in Focus introduction Manhattan is a romance between the dreams of its people and their reality. As a photographer I try to capture those special visual moments when the dream becomes a real. My earliest memory of the city is the immigrant’s introduction to the Promised Land. I was eight years […]


Parade for Hostages returning from Iran, Broadway, Manhattan, photo by Jake Rajs

Parade for Hostages returning from Iran, Broadway Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA

The experience of photographing Manhattan is so overwhelming that time seems to stop. When the hostages were freed from Iran in 1981 and New York gave them a ticker-tape parade, I got a press pass and found a good vantage point on the ledge of high above Broadway. All of the sudden I could hear […]


8 Spruce Street, architect Frank Gehry, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

8 Spruce Street, architect Frank Gehry, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

8 Spruce Street, architect Frank Gehry, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. I love the fluid forms of the building as you look up into the sky. The steel and glass wall looks like it is a curtain blowing in the wind. “Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank […]


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 […]


Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, Black History

Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennesse

Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee,which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River  to East Street. It is a significant location in the city’s history, as well as in the history of the blues. Today, the blues clubs […]


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 […]


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. […]