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Klaus Baer, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, David Yarrow

I recently traveled to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where I spent time with the Iconic Wildlife Photographer David Yarrow. His work is currently on display at The WRJ Design Showroom, and will be featured there Feb. 20th thru March 4th.


David Yarrow

I love people with passion, who are passionate about what they do and who they are. David has a great abundance of this and the photographs he takes are a direct reflection of this inner quality and strength.


David Yarrow

David was born in Glasgow, Scotland….and extremely open, without airs, and fun!! It is quite appealing, the combination of artist and possessing the ability to address key environmental and geopolitical issues through his work…..of which involves a high degree of patience as waiting for the exact photographs in extreme conditions could take…..well, as long as it takes, and David is committed to this relationship.


The “Amazing View” Exhibition will feature 17 exquisitely large-scale framed photographs, set in a style I call serene mountain opulence, a signature style created by Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer, the visionaries and creators of WRJ Design.


Rush Jenkins, Michelle-Marie Heinemann

The opening reception for the Exhibition was wonderfully attended and the highlight included some of Davids first ever images of Americas West. The photographs are saturated with detail and the crystal clear clarity makes one feel as if the animals will jump off the wall. A true sensory experience.


David Yarrow, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Peter Soros






David Yarrow signing his book, “Wild Encounters.”

Guests were treated to the beautiful hard cover book that was just released by Rizzoli Publishing featuring his work from seven continents with images of some of Earths most endangered species.


David Yarrow and Guests


David Yarrow discussing his slide presentation.

David is an exciting story teller as he gives purpose and meaning to the adventures and risks he takes to capture his photographs. Earlier in the day as the showroom was setting up, I enjoyed listening to the many details David shared, mostly humorous and great fun.


Michelle-Marie Heinemann and David Yarrow


David Yarrow Photography


David Yarrow Photography


Michelle-Marie Heinemann and the Polar Bear

Much earlier in the day I suggested a sleigh ride to the National Elk Refuge, a sanctuary for one of the largest Elk Herd on Earth. It was lovely to see portions of the herd up close, and the weather was divine. Jackson Hole truly is beautiful and there is an immediate peace that lingers in the air.


National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole~Wyoming


David Yarrow and Michelle-Marie Heinemann~National Elk Refuge-Jackson Hole

The night before, David hosted a lovely dinner party in town celebrating the upcoming Exhibition and speaking about his journeys.


Dinner Party


Slide Presentation


David Yarrow is a very talented photographer, there are many wildlife photographers in the World, but few, if any….that capture the emotion and soul of the animal. This is what sets him apart, putting him in his own league.

While I love all the photographs, I do have a favorite. It is called Red Crowned Cranes and was taken recently in Hokkaido, Japan. It is among the rarest cranes in the world and is a symbol of luck, longevity and fidelity. The birds are regal and walk with a majestic grace….so beautiful.


Additional photos of Guests, Fun, and Adventure….yes, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, is an Adventure!



Emily Arbegust, David Yarrow, Michelle-Marie Heinemann


David Yarrow-Million Dollar Cowboy Bar


Klaus Baer~David Yarrow Dinner Party


Peter Soros and Michelle-Marie Heinemann


Alex Ames~Million Dollar Cowboy Bar


David Yarrow and Alex Ames


Michelle-Marie Heinemann