All You Need Is Love, Archival Pigment Print, 132x 132 cm, ed. 12 + 3 AP ┃180 x180 cm, ed. 12 + 3 AP
The Falklands, 2018
The Falklands are windy most of the time - it is the islands’ most marked characteristic. There is a beach about 3 hours drive from Stanley that offers photographers every chance to play with the wind and use it to their advantage. The only problem, however, is that sand gets everywhere, including inside the camera. Lying on the ground in the face of the sand storm is not the most comfortable of experiences - but it was necessary for the perspective. The evening that I took this image the light was full and this allowed me to get more textural detail than I ever have in a penguin image. Cameras and lenses also continue to improve and this is evident in this simple image. King Penguins have both beauty and stature and my intent was to capture just that.
David Yarrow was born in Scotland and is currently based in London. David Yarrow is known for travelling the world’s remotest regions to capture compelling images of nature as we‘ve never seen it before, and is redefining wildlife photography in the process.
His monochrome photographs are bursting with life, vitality and movement, yet the majority of Yarrow’s subject matter, from rampaging bull elephants in Kenya to Inuit hunters and Bornean orangutans, is living on the brink of extinction. This is nature at its most majestic – and its most fragile.
Yarrow’s unorthodox camera angles and unique shooting methods transport the viewer right into the heart of the action; with split-second timing, he crystallises a single instant of drama into an image so immersive that it cannot be viewed in just a few moments. These are photographs to linger over.