Jesse Burke, 1972, USA, is a conceptual photographer who received a BFA in photography at the University of Arizona and an MFA at the Rhode Island school of Design. In 2008 he released Intertidal, a monograph in which Burke explores the complexity of the masculine identity. In a poetic manner, Jesse shows the various facets of man, strong, vulnarable, insecure and emotional. In 2009 he self-published the book Low. For this series he photographed people living on the streets. The portraits, combined with images of plants, show the men with a bare chest against a pitch-black background. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and several places in Europe. The following images come from his portfolios Intertidal 1, Intertidal 2 and Low.