DAVID YARROW: “Getting Close” Wildlife Photography April 11 – 17


Kimberly Aston presents
DAVID YARROW: Getting Close
APRIL 11TH-17TH, 2016
DALLAS, TEXAS, MARCH 29,2016 — World-renowned and best selling wildlife photographer David Yarrow will make his Dallas debut with ‘Getting Close’ via a series of exhibitions hosted by Kimberly Aston at Dallas Arts Week. Starting on Monday, April 11th with a private dinner hosted at the home of Anne and Steve Stodghill, Yarrow will showcase his internationally recognized photographs at the Perot Museum, The Space on Oaklawn and the Joule Hotel.  Yarrow will be exhibiting the largest selection of his work to date.  It is an honor to have him in Dallas, thanks to Kimberly Aston. 

  Yarrow’s images come in two sizes and are massive in scale, printed by Bow Haus in Los Angeles, CA. Their proprietorial printing process employs technology that transcends generic digital prints by allowing for bespoke allocations. All prints are on 315gsm Hahnemühle photo rag Baryta paper and varnished after processing to give both endurance and sheen.


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     Amboseli is about dust and its capture should make the picture, not be ancillary to it. This meant not only shooting into the late light but also shooting from behind the giraffe. This was at odds with a fairly standard rule of mine to be positioned ahead or at least parallel to a moving subject – but given all the other factors involved; it appeared that breaking this rule would be the most effective way to tell the story.

A descendant of the prevalent Yarrow shipbuilding dynasty, founder of his own personally funded $230m hedge-fund, Clareville Capital Partners LLP, and now the world’s best selling wildlife photographer, Yarrow is relevant and respected worldwide. David is vastly connected across the globe. His network includes close friends like Prince William and most recent ex: model and actress Elizabeth Hurley, both who can attest to David’s talent and compassion.

Since the widely popular release of his fine-art photography books Nowhere (2007) and Encounter (2013), Yarrow is anticipating the 2016 August release of his new book, Wild Encounters. The book, which will detail his photographs and the extraordinary measures taken to capture the wildlife images, will include a foreword written by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.


David is committed to Tusk Trust, African preservation charity, as their affiliated photographer. Tusk, whose Royal Patron is HRH the Duke of Cambridge, recently marked its 25th anniversary and receives a percentage of proceeds from David’s print and book sales to support its 53 projects in 18 African countries. Ellen O’Connell, Executive Director of Tusk USA says, “David Yarrow is not only an extraordinarily talented photographer but an invaluable supporter and partner of Tusk.  David’s unique talents bring visibility and awareness to critical issues facing the world’s wildlife. Driven by passion and commitment to the earth’s natural resources, David is as much a conservationist as he is an artist.  David’s financial support of Tusk is extraordinary but it may be the emotional impact of David’s work that will ultimately have the greatest effect on the fate of the world’s wildlife.”


David Yarrow expends tremendous effort scouting and traveling to the most remote corners of the world, whether it entails enduring 30 hours of waiting on a Cape Town boat dock or -35°F weather in wintery Northeastern China, to yield stunning, seemingly impossible wildlife stills. The great lengths to which he pushes himself to photograph these images include risky strategies such as tying chickens around his neck as bait and crouching in shallow mud banks inches away from an alpha lion, all of which allow raw close encounters with some of the most dangerous animals in the wild. Yarrow’s work sharply reflects the unique detail and character of his subjects. His stills expose the delicate yet aggressively primal balance of raw nature, moving with the fluidity and gracefulness of a cinematic phrase- as if he is choreographing the subjects. Kimberly Aston, who first met David at Art Basel in Miami Beach says, “David is not just a wildlife photographer; he is a curator of fine art who creates images that illustrate authentic encounters between him and the endangered, often dangerous species of the world.”
Tuesday, April 12: Private Showing at The Perot Museum, 7:00-9:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13: Opening Celebration at The Space, 7:00-10:00 PM
Friday, April 15: Presentation & Speaking Engagement by Yarrow at The Joule Terrace, 10:00–3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13 – Sunday, April 17: Exhibition at The Space on Oaklawn
April 13-14 @ 11:00-6:00 PM,
April 15-16 @ 11:00-7:00 PM,
April 17 @ 12:00-6:00 PM  
Lion King
I wanted an angle from the ground looking up right underneath a jumping lion and this required placing the camera in a muddy stream in the hope that the lion would jump so as not to get wet. Seconds after the picture was taken the lion took my camera hostage but the image that survived the mauling conveys beauty, power and vitality.
The Circle of Life
Those 20 minutes I spent that Sunday with the herd were spectacular and it was not hard to take something good. But one image ‘The Circle of Life’ stood out and the reaction from those I quickly showed it to homed in on the image’s grace and serenity. The composition has spirituality to it and in retrospect I made good quick decisions on both camera bodies and lenses. The photograph has a very good chance of passing the test of time. The detail is very pleasing and the composition is a gift that perhaps the hours of persistence deserved.
Cry Me a River
This portrait of a majestic and dangerous lion, walking with such conspicuous alertness, was captured on a dry river bed near the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is an unusual image for me in that the remote was fitted with Nikon’s flagship 58m lens rather than a wide angle. This was a good decision as it allowed a little more sense of place as well as huge clarity of detail in the lion’s face.
Over a year on, I look back on that glorious evening of 28th December 2014. I did a good job, and the two days on a shocking road, followed by hours of walking in 42-degree heat and then wading through four feet of water known to house the odd Nile crocodile, were worth it to capture this moment.


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David Yarrow, 50, was born in Scotland and is based in London. He was named Young Scottish Photographer of the Year at the age of 20 and in the same year shot his internationally syndicated photo of Maradona at The World Cup for Times Newspaper. Since turning his lens on the natural world, David has become widely regarded as the UK’s best selling fine-art photographer of his genre and now serves as a Nikon Ambassador.
David’s latest collection of images from South Sudan, worth over $1m, featured in the Holden Luntz Gallery (Palm Beach) exhibition ‘Beasts of the Earth and the Spirit of Man’ and was also on show during the Spring Masters Art Fair in New York earlier this year. His limited edition ‘Mankind’, a huge monochrome image of Dinka cattle herders, has been featured on Fox News and Ivo Niehe’s Dutch TV show, and is also part of a year-long exhibition of his most prized wildlife images at the Rotella Gallery in New York and Las Vegas. David has exhibited his work in several single man shows this year, including The Iris Gallery in Boston and Aspen, two at the Kunsthuis Gallery in Amsterdam, a one time only exhibition at the world famous Bührle Museum in Zurich and the final show of the year at Rotella Gallery in New York City.


Kimberly Aston is a healthcare technology expert and an art representative/broker and patron. She is passionate about the interaction between healthcare and art. Some of her work includes helping corporations and healthcare entities build art collections for both health benefits to patients and as financial investments. For more information, visit http://www.kimberlyaston.com/

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