For more than two decades, acclaimed British photographer David Yarrow has immersed himself in some of the world’s most extreme locations in order to photograph revered and endangered species.
Recognised as the bestselling fine art photographer of his genre, Yarrow's photography of life on earth has earned him an ever-growing following amongst investors and art collectors not to mention the horde of celebrity admirers including Gisele Bündchen, Gordon Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez and Jamie Redknapp. As his status as one of the leading photographers in the world continues to grow, we've documented the top three reasons why investors love to collect David Yarrow.
Represented by some of the top contemporary fine art galleries in the world, in the last three years, three of Yarrow's works have sold for over $100,000 at Sotheby's auctions in London and New York.
In April 2018, David Yarrow's iconic 'Wolf of Main Street' image went up for auction at Sotheby's New York and sold for $100,000 - up 400 per cent from the original estimate of $15,000 and setting a new record result for a piece from the series. This record was remarkably eclipsed when Yarrow's breath-taking image of a Polar Bear titled '78 Degrees North' sold for just under $109,000 (£81,250), 277% more than its initial estimate of $18,000 at Sotheby's London the following month; firmly establishing him as one of the bestselling photographers in the world.
Dedicated to conservation, David Yarrow's position in the industry has been rewarded with a wide range of advisory and ambassadorial roles. An ambassador for WildArk and on the advisory board of Tusk - the leading British NGO that focuses on animal conservation in Africa, in 2017 alone, charitable donations from the sale of David Yarrow's art exceeded $1.2 million and in 2018, he attained his goal of raising a further $1.5m for conservation and charitable projects. Last year, Yarrow teamed up with Land Rover in support of Tusk to raise awareness of declining lion numbers in Africa through a set of stunning wildlife images. By purchasing art with a social conscience, investors are getting far more than just the artwork by supporting the lives of endangered animals and protecting our planet.
Averse to Photoshop and renowned for camping out for hours to achieve his shot, Yarrow's large-scale monochrome images are uniquely identifiable. From the concept of his stunning photographs to their composition and construction, all of Yarrow's photographs tell a distinctive story. Using a custom-made 14-pound steel box to house his camera and armed with a hand-held switch, Yarrow manages to capture images of animals which no other human being has ever managed to attain before. Unable to accept second best in his relentless pursuit of excellence, his dedicated approach sets him apart from others in the field.