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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 Alex prints all his black and white silver gelatin exhibition photographs by hand.

Cards and books publishing

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 period spanning more than 25 years he has produced award winning cards, calendars, posters and books. He has also contributed to various publishing houses.

Australian south west postcards Stormlight Publishing Alex Bond

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 a field camera on a tripod takes an effort compared to a point and shoot. So the image in the photographer’s mind has to be worthwhile. Instead of checking the instant feedback of a digital back to see a result, this workflow relies more on your vision and skill. As a result his images are more considered.

Alex Bond Photographer

 Film traditional darkroom workshops

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.

 

Overdeveloped negatives | printing from difficult negatives

Silver gelatin fibre based exhibition 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.

Canning River Perth oxygenation trail tryptich
Oxygenation trail tryptich #02 8x40in silver gelatin More Info

“I go for long walks in the bush or along the coast with my wooden field camera, a few sheets of film, a tripod and sometimes a tent and food. I like to take my time to absorb the environment, to rediscover and to reconnect. My direct involvement with the materials and techniques for making an expressive photographic print is of importance to me. I maintain a traditional darkroom, developing my films and hand printing all my black and white silver gelatin prints.” Read more

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Frenchman Peak Cape Le Grand Esperance Woolly Net-bush
Frenchman Peak Frenchman Peak is an exposed coastal granite peak located in the Cape Le Grand National Park. From the Read more.
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Albany South Coast Western Australia 4×5 Field Camera
Albany south coast, Andersonia sprengelioides Albany south coast is one of my favourite locations. When the summer weather sets in, Read more.
Redgate Beach Western Australia
Redgate Beach Western Australia
  National Park is available as 16x20 inches and 20x24 inches photographic prints. Scanned from a 4x5 film original and Read more.
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Forest floor Porongurup National Park Western Australia
Forest floor Porongurup National Park Western Australia. is available as 16x20 inches and 20x24 inches photographic prints. Scanned from a Read more.
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Denmark Native Pigface Wilson Head Western Australia
Denmark Native Pigface Wilson Head Western Australia. Large pink succulent flowers in diverse coastal heath with ocean background. Prints available Read more.
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Sundews South West Australia wild flowers Pemberton
Sundews South West Australia is from a scanned film original and digitally printed onto photographic paper with a lustre surface. Read more.
Warren River Moons Crossing
Warren River Moons Crossing Pemberton
Warren River Moons Crossing a bright green moss covered karri tree trunk spans part of the Warren River. Scanned 6x12cm Read more.
Modified Stand Development Ilford FP4
Modified Stand Development Ilford FP4 with Foma R09 and LC29
In my recent experiments with modified stand development I was surprised to find that I could not only reduce contrast Read more.
Pemberton-Western-Australia
Pemberton Southern Forests Western Australia
Pemberton -film location for Jasper Jones Visiting Pemberton Western Australia is like stepping back in time. It was the perfect Read more.
Postcards Western Australia Alex Bond Stormlight Publishing
West Australian Postcards Series
West Australian Postcards 1989 marked the publication of my West Australian Postcards series. Starting out with just one lens and Read more.

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