In the book’s foreword, short story writer + novelist Susan Minot says ‘We rarely see wild animals as individuals, for lack of a better word, personalities,’ which is precisely what is captured in ‘The Centre Cannot Hold’ by David Gulden, published by Glitterati Incorporated as black + white portraits. With Gulden’s innate passion for simply wanting to take photographs that no one else had taken before, it took him no more than the last fifteen years to live up to that dream by placing himself + his camera ‘in the right spot at the right time for the story that nature wants to reveal.’
Many would agree, thanks to programming by the Discovery and Nat Geo Wild channels, that there is always magic happening somewhere in the wilderness. But when looking at the various images shot by Gulden, you’re emotions run wild (couldn’t help it!) on seeing such majesty + beauty each animal possesses, frozen in time. Then of course, your jaw drops numerous times, in trying to figure out how David managed to capture wildlife in his own unique way. Now it goes without saying that David, being the genius that he is, created DIY equipment to be at the ready to capture up close + personal pics of his unsuspecting wild subjects.
But Gulden also manages to photograph his surroundings with the same focus, like this piece of wood below, almost giving the viewer the illusion they are looking at some animal’s wrinkled skin. ‘The Centre Cannot Hold’ by David Gulden, published by Glitterati Incorporated is a book that will definitely bring countless smiles every time you open it, for to see David Gulden’s arrestingly beautiful wildlife photographs, over + over, just gets you that much closer to being with the animal side by side.
‘The Centre Cannot Hold’ by David Gulden, published by Glitterati Incorporated is available for purchase at glitteratiincorporated.com.