David Yarrow has built an unrivaled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes, cultures and endangered animals. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966, he was named Photographer of the Year at the age of 20 while at Edinburgh University. Now an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer, David is Europe’s best selling wildlife photographer. “We live in an era of content overload, and for images to engage, there needs to be not just strength and powerful documentation, but perhaps also a degree of unfamiliarity” says David.
For Yarrow, time, commitment and patience are the foundation stones of taking great photographs. His style is clean, contextual and emotive, striving to capture images that transcend mainstream offerings. The innovative techniques that he employs to capture his shots have garnered a significant amount of media interest. David lists Robert Capa, the great war photographer, as one of his major influences. His modus operandi for photographing wildlife is guided by Capa’s famous assertion that “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”
Yarrow’s passion to address and elucidate key environmental and geopolitical issues has motivated his decision to photograph the natural world. David is the affiliated photographer for the African Conservation Charity Tusk Trust and contributes a percentage of all print and book sales to Tusk Trust. Recently David signed a global book deal with Rizzoli publishing house in New York, to produce a flagship book named ‘Wild Encounters’ which features work from seven continents, capturing some of the earths most endangered species.
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