British fine art photographer David Yarrow visited the island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean to photograph the “mind-blowing” wildlife scenes found there. His trip and creative process are captured in this new 4.5-minute short film, titled “Yarrow: The Virtues of Monochrome.”
“There are few places left in the world that you can find yourself immersed in such a spectacle of nature,” says director Abraham Joffe. “The staggering sight of hundreds of thousands of penguins and seals, encircled by a cathedral of mountain peaks and hanging glaciers would leave even the most jaded person in total awe.”
“Arriving [at a] final frontier, wherever it is, can sometimes lead to something of a brain freeze,” Yarrow says in the film. “It really is so visually intoxicating, that for you to interpret it in a way that embodies your character and your traits is quite a challenge, because you’re almost screen-struck by what you’re seeing in front of you.
“And that’s why probably in a year I only take four or five pictures that I think get above that threshold, get above that bar.”
With a goal of capturing a single image that conveys a sense of depth and a sense of scale, Yarrow created this photo, which he titled, “The Breakfast Club”: