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 were all on deck, it was nighttime, and we see the Statue of Liberty and everyone's crying, I'm crying. Then, early in the morning, we were watching the sun hit the skyline, and everything turns golden. People came for their dreams."
New York, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Connecticut-based photographer. Specializing in commercial and art photography, best known for stunning and timeless architectural and landscape imagery.
Jake Rajs has traveled across America and throughout the world capturing the images and spirit of place. He has created award-winning photographs that have been featured in countless magazines, books and albums and his prints are in numerous museums and private collections.
Over 16 art books in print by publishers including Rizzoli, Random House, and Monacelli Press. Representative works include, New New York
, (Random House, Monacelli Press, 2011), These United States
, with an Introduction by Walter Cronkite (Rizzoli, 2008), Atlantic
with an Introduction by Walter Cronkite (Rizzoli, 2007),New York: City of Islands,
with an Introduction by Pete Hamill (The Monacelli Press, 2007), Manhattan: an Island in Focus,
(Rizzoli/Universe, 2005), Portrait of Long Island: The North Fork and the Hamptons
(The Monacelli Press, 2011), Carved by Time: Landscapes of the Southwest
, with an Introduction by Hampton Sides (The Monacelli Press, 2010), Beyond the Dunes: A Portrait of the Hamptons
, with an Introduction by Paul Goldberger (The Monacelli Press, 2008), Between Sea and Sky: Landscapes of Long Island’s North Fork
(The Monacelli Press, 2006), America
with an Introduction by James Michener (Rizzoli/Universe, 2005). The Hudson River: From Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan
(The Monacelli Press, 2006), Cherry Blossoms
(Rizzoli, 2008), Cape Cod and the Islands
(Rizzoli, 2008), The Twin Towers: Moments in Time
(Apple App, 2011)
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Photography has been featured in more than 10,000 publications, including Time, Life, Newsweek, The New York Times, Esquire, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, New York, Men's Health, and National Geographic. Commercial work includes award winning, global and national campaigns for clients such as American Express, Nike, AT&T, Ford, Honeywell and the US Army.
Received numerous awards and honors, have taught and lectured.
Bachelor's degree in fine art from Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ. Trained with Leon Golub, Pete Turner and Jay Maisel.