From Melanie McWhorter’s selection of the year’s best books for Photo-Eye:
I have been a fan of Jesse Burke’s work for years since his projects “Low,” portraits of homeless men in contrast with still-lifes of weeds, and the book “Intertidal,” a project that he states, shows the “delicate balance that exists between the heroic idea of masculinity and the true reality of men.” His new book “Wild & Precious” explores another male relationship, that of a father. We get a glimpse into the explorations of Jesse and his daughter Clover. Like many of his projects, this is another chapter in the autobiography where gender roles and nature play a major part in the grounded, yet wild drama of his life.
Browse the exhibition “Wild & Precious” at ClampArt
Browse all of Jesse Burke’s work at ClampArt