David Yarrow Black and White Photograph - The Emperor Of The North
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 2

David Yarrow
The Emperor Of The North

2017

About

Svalbard, Norway 2017 What adjectives best describe an adult male polar bear? This question is often the start of a cognitive process that bends back and prompts me in my deliberations as to how to take an animal’s portrait in a way that does it justice. There is process in the preconception of ideas because ideally, I want to convey the most considered of these adjectives in my photography. I am sensitive to the need to deliver with a portrait, as I am all too aware that wildlife photography can be dull, when at best it must be creative and evocative. Polar bears are certainly big and dangerous. But they are more than that – they sit at the top of the food chain at the top of the world. Inevitably, imagery of polar bears is often used to endorse and emphasise the cold but great photographs of this alpha mammal should also surely convey majesty and sovereignty. Of all the predators on our planet – including the lion – it is the polar bear that I find the most regal. That was the prompt in my preconception – I needed to home in on the majesty of the polar bear. To do this well requires a special image – there is no room for anything other than intimacy and crystal sharp focus against a perfect backdrop. Svalbard is no “studio” – it is the wild and this goes some way to explaining why this image was preceded by five years of failure. The bear’s distinctive Roman nose is best captured with the mammal perpendicular to the camera with his head raised. I wanted an image that celebrates the life of the Emperor of the North – there is no appetite on my part to deliver another hackneyed image documenting global warming. The polar bear should never be regarded as ordinary or familiar – because it is neither. That gorgeous summer’s day, I shot almost directly into the sun and the glittering sea is apposite – this is a celebration of the glory of planet earth and the polar bear’s position at its summit. He is the Emperor of the North and the star of this image. I was just a bystander with a decent camera. Large Framed 71" x 104" Edition of 12 with 3 Artist Proofs Additional size: Standard Framed 52" x 74"

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 71 in. x W 104 in.H 180.34 cm x W 264.16 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Greenwich, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU2514640211
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Gold
1stdibs seller since 2013
Located in Greenwich, CT
More From This Seller
Shackleton
Shackleton
David Yarrow
2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Rag Paper, Digital, Di...
The bigger this image is printed, the more powerful it is. On a phone, it looks like an average photograph and in a magazine, it will be a little better. But as a big print it has a ...
Chicago
Price Upon Request
Chicago
David Yarrow
2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Ink, Printer's Ink, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Ra...
Digital Pigment Print on Archival 315gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta Paper. Limited Edition of 12 Per Size & 3 Artist Proofs Per Size. Large Framed 71” x 94” Standard Framed 52” x...
Fargo
Price Upon Request
Fargo
David Yarrow
2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Rag Paper, Digital, Di...
Black and White Photography, 315gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta Paper Large Framed 71" x 95" Edition of 12 with 3 Artist Proofs Additional size: Standard Framed 52" x 68"
I Am Alpha
I Am Alpha
David Yarrow
2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Photographic Paper, Rag Paper, Digital, Di...
This is my classic style. The camera is below the wolf’s eyes, the background is clean and without tension points and the wolf’s eyes are pin sharp. The beauty is in the uncluttered ...
You May Also Like
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire
David Yarrow
2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Photographic Paper
A woman in a vintage car with a wolf standing on the roof of the car. Black and white photography. David Yarrow has built an unrivaled reputation for capturing the beauty of the pla...
Handcuffed, New York City, Black & White Documentary Photograph, Edition 19/25
Handcuffed, New York City, Black & White Docume...
Leonard Freed
1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Digital Pigment, Digita...
This photo appears in one of Leonard Freed's seminal books "Police Work," which was published in 1980. Handcuffed, New York City, 1978 is a signed (verso) 20 x 16 archival Iris pri...
St. Peter's Square, Documentary B & W Portrait Photography in Rome, Italy
St. Peter's Square, Documentary B & W Portrait ...
Leonard Freed
1950s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Photographic Film, Archival Ink, Digital, Archival Pigment, Digital Pigment
This is a black and white documentary photograph of two figures dressed in black in contrast to the white columns of in St. Peter's Square, Rome, Italy on a snowy afternoon. This is...
Grand Central Station 1, New York City - Black and White Fine Art Photography
Grand Central Station 1, New York City - Black ...
Gerald Berghammer, Ina Forstinger
2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment
Edition of 7 Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigment ink print on fine art paper. Hand signed, titled, negative ...
Flatiron Building 1, New York City, USA - Black and White Fine Art Photography
Flatiron Building 1, New York City, USA - Black...
Gerald Berghammer, Ina Forstinger
2010s Contemporary Black and White Photography
Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment
Edition of 9 Produced from the original 6x6cm medium format black and white negative film and printed as archival pigment ink print on fine art paper. Hand signed, titled, negative ...
Walking in a Sea Beach, Black and White Photography by Indian Artist "In Stock"
Walking in a Sea Beach, Black and White Photogr...
Mohan L. Mazumder
Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Photography
Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment
Mohan L. Mazumder 'Untitled' 11 x 11 in (unframed size). Archival Print on Hahnemuhles Photo Rag Bright White museum quality paper -310gsm Edition of 4 + 1 AP BVA in 'Graphic Design...
Magalyn (Black Rock City), 21st Century, Figurative Photography, Contemporary
Magalyn (Black Rock City), 21st Century, Figura...
Tao Ruspoli
2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography
Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Colour, Archival Pigment
Magalyn (Black Rock City), Edition 1/10, 20x30cm, 2010, digital Print, printed on Velvet Watercolor, 310gsm, Bright White, Acid Free, Signature label and Certificate. Published in T...
Theodore (Vignanello) 21st Century, Figurative Photography
Theodore (Vignanello) 21st Century, Figurative ...
Tao Ruspoli
2010s Contemporary Figurative Photography
Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Colour, Archival Pigment
'Theodore' (Vignanello), Edition 1/10, 30x20cm, 2016, C-Print, printed on Velvet Watercolor, 310gsm, Bright White, Acid Free, Signature label and Certificate. About Tao Ruspoli (bor...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries