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 magazines 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 Print Awards for excellence in print.

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 is from a scanned film original and digitally printed onto photographic paper with a lustre surface. 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.
Australian wine book Pemberton Perth
Photography Books Western Australia
Photography books Western Australia – Alex Bond founded Stormlight Publishing in 1989. Specialising in landscapes of Western Australia’s national parks Read more.
Pemberton mill town workers' cottages Pemberton, Western Australia
Pemberton Western Australia
Visiting Pemberton Western Australia is like stepping back in time. It was the ideal location for the filming of Jasper Read more.
South Point Gracetown Australia
West Australian Postcards Series
West Australian Postcards In 1989 marked the publication of my West Australian Postcards series. Starting out with just one lens Read more.
Film speed test Ilford FP4
Film speed test Ilford FP4 no densitometer
Film speed test - use just 2 sheets of film - no densitometers Film speed test using Ilford FP4 to Read more.
postcards western australia Alex Bond Stormlight Publishing 2017
Western Australian Postcards Stormlight Publishing
Western Australian Postcards of National Parks 25 years of southwest postcards Leeuwin Naturaliste - Southern Forests - South Coast Postcard Read more.
Camera protection backpacking
Protecting your camera backpacking Stirling Range Ridge Walk
Stirling Range Ridge Walk Protecting camera gear backpacking is essential if it is to remain usable when traversing rugged environments. Read more.
Stirling Range Ellen Peak Pyungoorup The Arrows Australia
Stirling Range Ridge Walk Western Australia
Stirling Range Ridge Walk with a field camera Horizon Calendar In 1997 I was publishing my large format Horizon Calendar 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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