"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

wild and precious

How can you not love this guy? He named his daughters Clover Lee, Poppy Dee and Honey Bee! Jesse Burke received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, where he is a faculty member, and his BFA from the University or Arizona. His work deals with "themes related to vulnerability and identity, as well as human's complicated relationship with nature." Jesse was recently named one Time Magazine's top 50 US photographers to follow on Instagram. His book, Wild and Precious, from which these images are culled, was published this month by Daylight Books. It features images made over five year's worth of road trips made with daughter Clover, and it looks pretty wonderful. 

"Wild & Precious brings together treasures from a series of road trips traveled with my daughter to explore the natural world. I use these adventures to encourage a connection between my child and nature and to give her an education that I consider essential—one that develops appreciation, respect, conservation, and self-confidence. On the road we talk about the vastness of nature and try to get more in touch with the earth. Together we document the routes we drive, the landscapes we discover, the creatures we encounter, even the roadside motels where we sleep. Wild & Precious reveals the fragile, complicated relationship that humans share with nature and attempts to strengthen those bonds." - Jesse Burke

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