Napoleon, Archival Pigment Print, 122 x 203 cm, ed. 12 + 3 AP ┃165x 290 cm, ed, 12 + 3 AP
South Georgia, 2018
I hoped that one day we would be treated to some miserable conditions in South Georgia as snowfall can add character to an image and endorse a sense of place. We certainly got our day and luckily this King Penguin group obliged with this vignette. The lead guy has a Napoleon look about him - it was "his way or the highway". The topography of the beach lent to the composition and offered some depth to the narrative.
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.