See Jake Rohde’s ‘Atmosphere’ and ‘North Point’ Photos

by Sister Julie Ann on June 1, 2009

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The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are pleased to feature the artistic photography of Jake Rohde, Milwaukee, WI.

Jake reflects…

There are two types of photos, 4 from a series called Atmosphere, and 4 landscape photos from one of my local favorite spots to photograph, North Point.


An experimental series of photographs exploring a feeling of atmosphere. Color, shape, flare, light. I am trying to create a feeling in these photographs. Sometimes the technical is completely forgotten in trying to accomplish the mood:

atmosphere: a surrounding or pervading mood, environment, or influence

The main subjects often end up being industrial elements, roadways, pollutants, etc. Items that effect the physical atmosphere of this planet. I think this physical meaning fits well with the more abstract feeling I am trying to create.

North Point:

A favorite Milwaukee Landmark of mine. I find myself there a lot early in the morning, listening to the water, waiting for the sun to rise. Waiting, listening, reflecting. These images are important to me, as they are representations of the time spent waiting.


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5 thoughts on “See Jake Rohde’s ‘Atmosphere’ and ‘North Point’ Photos”

  1. Sister Rosangela says:

    These colors are awesome. You certainly have captured the beauty in your photos. Keep up the good work.

  2. Waiting for the sun to rise with my coffee and my bible, I too, so love the way God uses color! Thank you Jake for capturing this magnificance so well!

  3. Jake, your artistry provides an encounter with creation that invites reflection on ecological justice. One “wakes” up to our kinship with water, land, sun and air.

  4. Tiffany says:

    These landscape photos are breath-taking. Jake Rohde did an amazing job at capturing an inspiring beauty that instills an awe and appreciation for the Creator. As seen through these pictures and the artist’s comments, North Point appears to be an ideal place to grow closer to God. It looks like a place where one could experience great peace and reflection, tranquility and relaxation. I would love to visit!

  5. Thanks for writing Tiffany! I totally agree with you about Jake’s beautiful photos and wishing one could be there in person! My Franciscan spirituality loves how God communicates with us through His creation!

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