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David Yarrow : South Georgia


Born in 1966, British photographer David Yarrow recently travelled to the South Georgia island, in the territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom), in St. Andrews’s bay, the heart of the “city of the king penguins”.  Presented and conceived for the Holden Luntz Gallery, this documentary gives a clear understanding of the photographer’s work in a wilderness environment, his methods, his rigor, his precision to achieve the perfect image.

“Sometimes, the hardest places to photograph well are the most spectacular places.

I had a clear preconception of what was necessary to take a powerful image in South Georgia. My overriding goal was to capture a sense of depth and a sense of scale. South Georgia is raw and dramatic with many fiercely steep mountains towering above the wildlife, and to exclude them from an image would risk telling only half the story.

All that matters is whether the final print stacks up. Whether it’s strong enough to elicit an emotional reaction.”

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