black and white landscape photography stand development
Bannister Creek Perth, hand printed gelatin silver 16x20in

Black and white landscape photography

Alex Bond works with black and white landscape photography using a large format wooden field camera. Unlike many photographers he retains the use of film and traditional darkroom techniques. As a result his silver gelatin photographs are printed by hand.

Publishing cards and books

Since 1989 Alex has published under the imprint Stormlight Publishing.  He is the first and only photographer to create a postcard series dedicated to south west national parks. Over a career spanning more than 25 years he has produced award winning cards, calendars, posters and books.

Large format view camera

His style has been crafted over decades of large format film photography. Combining his passion for hiking he has back packed his wooden field camera through out much of the south west. Unpacking and setting up the camera on a tripod takes more effort. So the image in mind has to be worthwhile. Instead of checking a digital back to see a result, this workflow relies more on your vision and skill. As a result his images are more considered.

Workshops  film traditional darkroom

Alex is based in Perth Western Australia. He shares his knowledge of black and white photography in small workshops. Alex also provides individual tuition. Workshops are film based and include darkroom techniques. Rather than sit at a computer, workshops are active in the field or in the darkroom teaching you new skills.

Exhibitions silver gelatin fibre based prints

Alex’s photographic exhibitions offer the rare opportunity to view traditional hand printed black and white photography. His recent works explore the everyday landscapes found within the transition zones of remnant bush and the built environment. If you would like to be notified of future exhibitions please leave your email, thank you.