Uri was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974 and is a 100% self-taught photographer now living in Como, Italy.
Uri grew up surrounded by nature, photography came very easy for him. Even at a young age he was taking pictures of everything and found adventurous inspiration in old books. All his childhood he dreamt of wild adventures, photographing wildlife and nature in the Arctic. Today he has published several books and articles on the subject and the camera has given him adventures that he would never have dared to dream.
Yuri does photography for the love of adventure, the stories, and creating the images and hopes this shines through in his work.
For many years he has worked as a nature photographer with a focus on conservation and adventures in the wild. He has deliberately sought to focus on nature, untouched by human hand. Yuri strongly believes in creating beautiful images instead of producing gory documentary work that shows the degradation of nature. His belief is that beauty will create awe, inspiration and love – and what we love, we will protect.
Yuri always likes to push the creative boundaries to invent new ways of seeing things. Polar bears, tigers, and other wild animals have been photographed for years and yet you see new and exciting images quite often. Photography and nature combines an inexhaustible source of inspiration that makes my work ever exciting.
Yuri wants to explore the connection between man and nature. Working with fashion, taking it a bit out of context and mixing it with his skills as a nature photographer is just one example of his exuberant style. This has become a new adventure and a project that he has dubbed 'WILD'. Yuri believes that we are all wild to start with and that we become culturally tame over time. Perhaps it is time that we start to get a bit of nature back into our lives and become WILD once again.
Yuri has worked with clients including National Geographic, National Geographic Extreme Explorer, BBC Wildlife, BBC Knowledge, WWF, NUDE Magazine, Daily Mail, Digital Photography, and Danish Photography etc.
Yuri is a fellow associate of the ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers) and the local ambassador for Canon Denmark.