Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Centre Cannot Hold by David Gulden

The Centre Cannot Hold is a compilation of fifteen years of work by Fine Art Photographer David Gulden, mainly in Kenya's Aberdare National Park. Gulden studied and worked many years alongside Peter Beard.  The stunning photography of African wildlife will take your breath away.  Scenes of macro conservation and images of the declining landscape are certainly suggested. Gulden personally visualizes the concept of global change which is so famously described in William Butler Yeats poem, "The Second Coming", which is where the book's title is derived.

The lengths he goes to and the techniques Gulden uses to capture these fine animals by resorting to new ways of innovation, is much of what makes these incredible photographs so memorable. Using infra-red beam, David was able to capture the elusive Mountain Bongo, a large antelope thought to be extinct in the wild.

From The Centre Cannot Hold by David Gulden
C 2012, Published by Glitterati Incorporated 

Rhinos, Solio Game Ranch, Mweiga, Kenya 2008
Giraffe Bouquet. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya 2007

Two young marauding male Flehman, responding ( the action of testing females estrus cycles using the Jacobson's Organ) Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya 2002
Leopard Tortoise. Mara Conservancy ,Kenya 2005

Mother Leopard taking a late morning nap.Itong Hills, Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya 2006

Captive Crocodile. Langata, Kenya 2005

David Gulden

This is a book for either an entire family or individual to enjoy for years to come. Please purchase for your library at your local booksellers or at Amazon. The images and David's story will leave you with an indelible image  of adventures in the wild! 

Plus what a great impact a large scale work of his art would be in your home!

David's own website is and is well worth a visit!

Thank you to Sara Rosen with Glitterati for the review copy. 

To my Friends, Family and Followers who support The Arts, I truly treasure all of you!

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Mark Ruffner said...

Hi, Karena,

Two thoughts come to me as I look at David Gulden's beautiful photographs — that he has a wonderful sense of humor, and that he must be an incredibly patient man to so perfectly capture such interesting poses. Unfortunately, the loss that David is documenting in Africa is happening around the world.

LBDDiaries said...

Magic, sheer magic! His pictures capture so much more than just "an animal" or "a tree" - they speak! So many made me smile - I have to buy this book now to see the rest.

The Buzz Blog said...

Gorgeous images, Karena, and we agree with LBD - David captures much more than the animal. What a beautiful gift fo all the animal lovers we know.
C + C

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The photos are not only beyond amazing, they also put a great smile of our faces!...I so love how he captured these incredible animals in such a creative way...So enjoyed this Karena!...David Gulden is an amazing talent!

La Contessa said...


Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Whoa! Such very beautiful scenes.
Thank you for sharing the work of this very talented photographer.

peggybraswell said...

wow + all I can say is Wow + he is the best at capturing animals.

Heather Lindstrom said...

Simply stunning, in every sense of the word. Thank you for sharing this wild beauty my friend!
Have a lovely weekend!

pretty pink tulips said...

Hi Karena!

David's work is mesmerizing and he has captured nature's beauty and amplified it! Love the boys would love his book!

Happy Weekend!
xoxo Elizabeth

Pura Vida said...

Incredible and what an attractive man

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Amazing photographs....he has a great eye and must be extremely patient.

Jennifer Connolly said...

Simply stunning photographs. They evoke such emotion. He's truly gifted. Thanks for brightening my Monday!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Genius! His work is simply brilliant. It's all familiar but different, interesting and exotic. Cheers

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Oh my, this spread is breathtaking! So beautiful and so is he, might I add! ;D

Thank you for visiting my blog sweets, would love to get your thoughts on my latest!

Xx- Julie

Haute Khuuture Blog

Paisley Curtain said...

David Gulden's work is amazing, though so many have photographed Africa, but he has done it with a fresh take.

Best wishes.

Linda Merrill said...

Wonderful photos - thanks for sharing Karena! The rhino tushes are the cutest!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Such wonderful photos! I'm looking forward to sharing these with my son (who is obsessed with animals). He'll LOVE them, too!

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