Jesse Burke, Maxim Montagno
Maxim Montagno
Jesse Burke, Weed 01
Weed 01
Jesse Burke, Gerald Bailey
Gerald Baily
Jesse Burke, Weed 02
Weed 02
Jesse Burke, Yannick Jolin
Yannick Jolin
Jesse Burke, Weed 03
Weed 03
Jesse Burke, Andre Doyon
Andre Doyon
Jesse Burke, Weed 05
Weed 05
Jesse Burke, Jason Laugheren
Jason Laughren
Jesse Burke, Nazareth

Jesse Burke’s series, Low, continues his exploration of the tension between the ideals of masculinity set up by society and what he calls “the true reality of men” — the actuality of existing as a man in the world today. These photographs of homeless men on the margins of society work to uncover their harsh existence and emphasize the humanity typically overlooked by those in the mainstream.

As Burke puts it: “My intentions are to take people that one ignores or passes in the streets and place them on a pedestal to emphasize their individual beauty. The straightforward images of weeds are meant to compliment the men and reinforce the idea that they are living on the fringes of society and are equally forgotten. In these images harden souls become vulnerable icons, allowing the world to see a different side of being low.”

Work by Jesse Burke