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Life On Earth av David Yarrow

P Dette kunstverket omsettes ved Fineart som mellommann i opphavsmannens navn, og er således unntatt MVA. Les mer

Innrammet med en sort massiv trelist og canvastrukket passepartout. Rammen er et kunstverk i seg selv og en integrert del av kunstverket. Finnes i to (tre) størrelser:
Standard: 132 x 178cm | Large: 180 x 249 cm | Small (kun opplag på 3stk AP): 77 x 101 cm
Målene er yttermålet på rammen
OBS: 4-6 ukers leveringstid

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I would always contend that photography is about the soul of the photographer first and foremost. Without an emotional investment, there may be little to feed off. But photography is also about maths and an understanding of magnification and distance compression.

The riddle of how to photograph a horizontally long subject matter at a perpendicular angle is not easy to solve. This is true whether the subject matter be a line of military tanks in the desert or a line of elephants. However, I do know what does not work - stepping back to fit everything in then using a degree of magnification - this results in a lack of immersion and a great deal of wasted space in the frame. The scale is poorly conveyed as is the sense of place. That is why we don’t really see a horse race shot well from the perpendicular unless the leading horses are singled out rather than the whole field.

I shot this image on a 20m wide angle lens - that’s almost a fisheye and I think we nailed it. Here are the giants of the planet looking like ants and the “big sky” reminds us of the fact that we are just “bit players” in a far bigger story. I was only 20 yards from the middle of the group and the lens allowed for 22 elephants to be sharp in the image. The negative space of the sky works as it’s big enough to really inform. A telephoto lens would not do this.

Life on earth is quite remarkable if we take a step back and think of the bigger picture. I think the perspective in the image encourages our own perspective of what life is all about. It makes us think.

David Yarrow

David Yarrow

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DAVID YARROW (f. 1966) reiser verden rundt og tar bilder av ville dyr og urfolk. Men ikke kall ham villmarksfotograf, for han er en av verdens bestselgende kunstfotografer. Yarrow er representert av viktige gallerier verden over, og fotografiene hans selges for opptil 110.000 dollar stykket.

David Yarrow ble født i Glasgow i Skottland i 1966 og begynte å fotografere allerede som tenåring. Han er kunstfotograf, finansmann, naturverner og forfatter. Yarrow reiser verden rundt til noen av klodens mest isolerte steder og tar unike bilder av ville dyr, urfolk, landskap og bortgjemte samfunn.