Posts Tagged ‘photography’

In Honor of Earth Day My Daugther Chloe’s Hands Holding Earth

My Daugther Chloe's Hands Holding Earth

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  Native American Proverb I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.  ~John Muir Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but […]


” Portrait of Long Island: The North Fork and the Hamptons” Exhibition Madelle Hegeler Semerjian gallery in the Roger Memorial Library

Jake Rajs exhibition at Rogers Memorial Library'€™s Madelle Hegeler Semerjian Gallery. April 1- April 30, 2012

” Portrait of Long Island: The North Fork and the Hamptons” Exhibition By Jake Rajs Madelle Hegeler Semerjian gallery in the Roger Memorial Library 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY, Exhibition April 2- April 30.  hours 10am-9 pm Mon-Thu, Sat 10-5 , Sun 1-5 Link To Review in Hampton Arts


Easter Celebration

Cherry Blossoms, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, New York City, NY

  Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah! Martin […]


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 […]


“New York City Landmarks” Photographs by Jake Rajs Text by Francis Marrone

Press release statue jpeg test

  Press Release New York City Landmarks Jake Rajs Antique Collectors’ Club9781851496853 £12.95 Hardback 195 mm x 145 mm 236 pages Publishing May 2012 Stunning images of New York’s most famous landmarks, captured in ways never seen before. Includes 10 fold-out spreads and the history behind each landmark. New York is constantly changing and reinventing […]


Between Sea and Sky Landscapes of Long Island’s North Fork by Jake Rajs

Betweeen Sea and Sky Landscapes of Long Island's North Fork by Jake Rajs, essay by Jesse Browner, Afterward by Joshua Y. Horton

  Between Sea and Sky Landscapes of Long Island’s North Fork A Note From The Photographer Jake Rajs Three years ago, at work on a book about the Atlantic Ocean, I found myself on the North Fork. I was excited by the light, the land, and the sea. Photographing a sunset on the Sound and experiencing […]


New York, South Fork, Quogue, wave curl

New York, South Fork, Quogue, wave curl

  Wave Curl, Quogue, NY,   I had driven about an hour to get to the beach at sunrise. It was a clear day. The waves were rolling in beautifully. I shot about 500 photos to get the perfect moment when the wave feels like a glass petal.


Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk, New York, Long Island, South Fork

Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk New York, , Long Island, South Fork

Blue Sparkle, Atlantic Ocean, Montauk, 2004 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 […]


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 […]


New New York, a collage photograph by Jake Rajs

Modern New York City

New New York,  Collage of buildings that were build the first decade of the 21 century A couple of years ago I noticed that New York had gone through an architectural transformation. It moved into the 21 century. This is an image of the new buildings and parks that were created during the first decade […]


Presidents Day, Washington’s Birthday, Mount Vernon, Mount Rushmore by Jake Rajs

South Dakota, Mount Rushmore National Monument in Black Hills

Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Virginia, was the plantation home of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The mansion is built of wood in neoclassical Georgian architectural style, and is located along the Potomac River. Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to […]


Bio Jake Rajs

    Jake Rajs Jake Rajs was born in Poland and moved to Israel before coming to Brooklyn at age eight. “My father came first, while we were in Israel, maybe it’s my childhood memory talking, but we came on a ship. It took two weeks, and then we arrived in New York harbor. We […]


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 […]


Shooting Aerials from a helicopter, Empire and Statue of Liberty buildings,NYC

New York. Chrysler Building Aerial, New York City, designed by William Van Alen in 1928

One of the most exciting experiences I have is photographing the city from a helicopter. It’s like being Superman, swooping in and around the buildings, circling the Statue of Liberty. Just as the camera is a machine that I can use to extend my vision, the helicopter is another extension, giving me the ability to fly. […]


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 […]


Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Kentucky. Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home 1811-1816, at Knob Creek in Hodgenville

Abraham Lincoln Quotes My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. […]


Hudson River Sunset, Hudson Highlands, Garrison, New York

Hudson River Sunset, Hudson Highlands, Garrison, New York

Hudson River, Hudson Highlands, Garrison, NY, 1985 Archival pigment print.  I was finishing up my book on the Hudson River. I still hadn’t captured what I felt would be the cover of the book. This was my last day of shooting, I arrived at this location when the sky was still overcast cloudy, as the […]


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 […]


Highway 80, Voting Rights Trail. Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

Alabama. Highway 80, Voting Rights Trail. Selma to Montgomery marches brought about the Voting Rights Act in 1965

  Alabama. Highway 80, Voting Rights Trail. Selma to Montgomery marches brought about the Voting Rights Act in 1965 United States Photographs  


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 […]


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. […]