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About David Yarrow, Fine-Art Photographer

David Yarrow is recognised as one of the world’s best-selling photographers. In recent years, he has found his true comfort zone in capturing the animal and human world in a fresh and creative way, with philanthropy and conservation central to his passion to document.

David Yarrow was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966. He took up photography at an early age and as a 20-year-old found himself working as a photographer for The London Times on the pitch at the World Cup Final in Mexico City. On that day, David took the famous picture of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup and, as a result, was subsequently asked to cover the Olympics and numerous other sporting events. His work in recent years is most distinctive and it has earned him an ever-growing following amongst art collectors. Yarrow is now represented by some of the top contemporary galleries around the world.

In September 2019, Rizzoli published their second book by David Yarrow. The book’s foreword was written by global NFL star Tom Brady and an afterword written by American cultural icon Cindy Crawford.

David Yarrow Smoking

Coming in Autumn 2022 is David’s third book published by Rizzoli, Storytelling. Inspired by the great cinematic directors, Yarrow tells stories from the Wild West to the Pirates of the Caribbean, the coasts of Alaska to the plains of Africa, Manhattan to an old saloon in Montana. The book features work from assignments with some of the biggest names and brands in fashion, sports, and culture, like Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Ciara and Russell Wilson, and Alessandra Ambrosio. All the royalties from this book will go to support the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. David’s collaborations with Cindy Crawford from 2019 to 2021, for the paediatric unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospital have raised over $3m so far.

Since 2019, charitable donations from the sale of David’s images have exceeded $8m for philanthropic and conservation organisations. At Art Miami in December 2019, David’s photograph “The Wolves of Wall Street” broke new records. One print, signed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, featuring the real Wolf of Wall Street – Jordan Belfort – sold for $200,000. The proceeds went to conservation NGOs supported by DiCaprio.

His ability to tell stories through transcendent photos is enviable, and his commitment to philanthropy and conservation is clear in each and every shot he captures.

David travelled with us to the remote Subantarctic Island of South Georgia in 2018. His creative process was captured by Untitled Filmworks, the team behind the acclaimed Netflix series Tales by Light. You can watch the short film they produced here. 

David has also led two NWS expeditions to Svalbard, in 2017 and 2019. One particular polar bear photo from one of these collaborations fetched an astonishing £81,250 at auction – you can learn about it in this blog.

David travelled with us to the remote Subantarctic island of South Georgia in 2018. His creative process was captured by Untitled Filmworks, the team behind the acclaimed Netflix series Tales by Light. You can watch the short film they produced here.

David has also led two NWS expeditions to Svalbard, in 2017 and 2019. One particular polar bear photo from one of these collaborations fetched an astonishing £81,250 at auction – you can learn about it in this blog.

Goodnight Mr Bond by David Yarrow

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