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Mountains

LETTER FROM TSAVO

This assignment in East Africa to photograph the last of the big tusker elephants, had been on my bucket list for several years. It is a relevant and emotive subject and to be done well required both cash and brand muscle – the necessary logistical back up was a big step up from simply working...

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LETTER FROM GLASGOW

Scotland is my country of birth and I am a proud Scot. The country gave the world so much – not just golf and whisky, but the telephone, the television, penicillin and steam engines. Then there were the poems of Robbie Burns, the novels of Sir Walter Scott and the architectural drawings of Charles Rennie...

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The Good The Bad and The Ass

“LET’S BULID A BAR IN THE DESERT…”

They say that there is a fine line between brilliant and crazy. Several months ago when David asked me to start thinking of ways to build a bar in the middle of the Namib desert I feared he may have lost sight of the line...

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78° North

LETTER FROM ALASKA

Alaska is the most geographically spoilt state in the most geographically spoilt country in the world. I am viscerally drawn to the austere grandeur of the landscape and it most definitely has a place on the podium of my favourite working destinations...

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THE GIRL ON THE HILL

LETTER FROM KENYA

When I am asked to name my favourite location for filming the natural world of Sub-Saharan Africa, I struggle to give an immediate answer....

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THE BEAST

LETTER FROM YELLOWSTONE

It is a debate that will never be won, but those who contend that America is the most visually spoilt country in the world have a fairly compelling opening argument. The romantic enormity of the South West, the wilds of Alaska, “The Lost World” swamps of Louisiana and the architectural splendour of Manhattan and Chicago - the list is endless.

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DAVID YARROW PHOTOGRAPHY NEWSLETTER. EDITION 1. JANUARY 2017

My first assignment in 2017 took me to Japan’s north island Hokkaido – a remote and visually stunning land that houses just 4% of Japan’s 127 million population. Sophia Coppola brought the cultural difficulties for western travellers in Japan into our homes with her Oscar winning “Lost in Translation” and this was shot in the...

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