From sweeping shots of majestic landscapes to intimate portraits of Cape Town's township residents, Jake has discovered how, through the lens, to communicate the stories of an often overlooked world. 

After a stint in Fiji, Jake moved in 2012 to Cape Town, South Africa, working for Street Talk TV to shoot, edit and produce weekly TV segments that tackle issues big and small in township communities. 

Jake’s photography and film has already won awards, including the World Nomads International Photography scholarship in 2012. As part of the scholarship, Jake accompanied National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards to Oman for two weeks. 

After graduating from Wake Forest University in 2013, Jake moved to Brooklyn, New York where he is now working as a freelance photographer, filmmaker and editor. 


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“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.”

-Sally Mann

I focus on crafting portraits which reveal more than the beauty of the subject but go further into telling their story. Primarily using natural light and placing subjects in real world environments, I look to document you as yourself. 

If you are interested in arranging a portrait session, please contact me at the email or phone number listed below.



Email: jake@jakesalyers.com

Phone: 404-556-8125