World-renowned fine art photographer, David Yarrow is the first photographer to open an exhibition, 'The Untouchables' this year at the new Maddox art gallery in Gstaad, Switzerland.
The Maddox Gallery is well known in London, but this - its fourth gallery to open - will be housed in a traditional chalet in the alpine resort opening a week prior to next Christmas.
David Yarrow has built a world-class reputation for producing images of the planet's most remote landscapes, cultures and endangered animals. His methods for enticing dangerous animals near enough to his lens for the best photograph include researching which animal is most attracted to which scent and then coating the camera in it as he lays in wait.
His work has been exhibited by some of the world's leading galleries and his images are among some of the most sought after works in nature photography. David has a global book deal with Rizzoli New York and in 2016 produced a flagship book named 'Wild Encounters' featuring work from seven continents and many of the Earth's most endangered species. The foreword was written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge and all author royalties go to Tusk Trust. David launched the book at exhibitions in galleries such as Fotografiska in Stockholm, Leonhard's Gallery in Antwerp, Holden Luntz in Palm Beach and at London's Somerset House.
In April 2017 at the annual Tusk Gala in New York, David's images raised $175,000 at auction, including two lots which sold for $50,000 each, cementing his status as one of the most coveted artists of his field.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966, at twenty years of age he captured the now iconic image of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup at the 1986 final and the picture was syndicated across the globe. Following an 8 year career as a stockbroker, David decided to fully devote his time to photography, focusing on his passion for wildlife and conservation.