From Grace Kelly’s interview with Jesse Burke in the Rhode Island Monthly:
“Wild and Precious,” by local photographer Jesse Burke (who also contributes to “Rhode Island Monthly”), is an exploration of Burke’s time with his daughter, nine-year-old Clover, on the grandest stage of all: the natural world. Burke took Clover on a road trip through New England and beyond, snapping photos of her interacting with her surroundings.
The photos are poignant, simple and quiet, displaying Clover’s curiosity for the world around her as Burke captures the moments. The photos show her snuggling up to a raccoon, lying in a motel bed with pillow marks on her cheek and tracing the circles in cut wood stumps.