Drawn to the landscape of Australia’s south west, large format landscape photographer Alex Bond has been practising professionally since 1989.

He uses a 4×5 wooden field camera and conventional black and white and colour transparency films. All his films, including the E-6 colour are processed in his traditional wet darkroom.

Alex believes his direct involvement with the materials and the techniques used in film based photography and traditional wet darkroom printing  are an essential ingredient in making an expressive print.

He has traveled to many West Australian national parks, creating images for publishing houses as well for his own product line of postcards, calendars, books and posters. Alex Bond publishes under the imprint of Stormlight Publishing and has been the recipient of both State and National awards for excellence in print. He has received several international award nominations.

The Making of Photographs

frenchman peak Calothamnus genus cape le grand national park esperance
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.
Albany south coast Andersonia sprengelioides
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.
forest floor porongurup national park
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.
Native pigface Wilson Head Denmark
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.
sundews south west australia
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 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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  1. Hi, I am interested in a photography course, especially the darkroom part. However, I’d like to use my own camera, which is an Olympus OM2N film camera. Would you allow a student to use this kind of camera? Would you have a course that caters for that? Ideally I want a course that will help me to understand my camera better and use it better, as well as the possibility of developing my own photos.

    1. Hello Nadja, using your Olympus OM2n is fine. I offer weekend workshops, usually over 2 days, one learning about the camera and photographing, the other developing and printing what you photographed the day before.

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