David Yarrow was born in 1966 in Glasgow, Scotland. His surreal ability to capture astounding moments of wildlife started when he took up photography at a young age, soon working for The London Times at the age of 20. It was during this time that Yarrow captured the photo of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup in MexicoCity, a shot that travelled worldwide. From there, he was asked to cover theOlympics but today is inspired to photograph his own interests and expanding his artistic portfolio.
His interests lie in photographing the natural world and animal kingdom, and his work encapsulates the unmatched beauty of the wild. Yarrow’s comfort zone lies in capturing life of the world, and for this he has developed a significant following.
Spring of 2017 found Yarrow a place as one of the best selling fine art photographers worldwide, with price tags upwards of $40,000 for limited edition pieces (12 items an edition). His recent work skyrockets that; at Sotheby’s London in May, Yarrow’s photograph taken in South Sudan, “Mankind,” was auctioned off for$75,000. A year later his work “The Wolf of Main Street” sold for $100,000, making it the highest bid for any piece shot by a living photographer.