From Elin Spring’s review of Jesse Burke’s solo exhibition for her blog What Will You Remember?:
If there is such a thing as a second chance at childhood, the birth of a baby is perhaps the most hopeful opportunity to re-write your own history. Photographer Jesse Burke documents his sense of rediscovery through a captivating journey with his daughter in “Wild & Precious”, a solo show and accompanying monograph at ClampArt in NYC through November 14, 2015.
Burke’s photographs are simultaneously an ode to childhood and mother nature, a visual celebration of our physical and psychological intertwinings with the environment. Created during a series of road trips with his young daughter Clover from 2010 to 2015, with the aim of nurturing her close and unafraid connection with flora and fauna, Burke grasps the arc of wonder through expansive vistas, gritty minutia and guileless gestures.