From Sahara Borja’s interview with Jesse Burke for Feature Shoot:
Photographer Jesse Burke combines exploration, photography, and fatherhood in his images from the series “Wild & Precious,” wherein he headed out “into the woods to explore” with his oldest daughter, Clover. What resulted is an ongoing scrapbook of the highest order: a document of Clover growing up out and about in the wild, under waterfalls, at the water’s edge, at the base of a fallen tree, all under the watchful eye—and camera—of her father. The scenes are without name, but Clover, sprinkled throughout the images, gives each of them an anchor, and despite the scope of some of the frames hinting at the big and unknown, these images give us the sense that we are safe. We recently asked Burke more about the project.