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.

Changing places exhibition alex bond peter kovacsy
Changing Places Photographic Exhibition Silver Gelatin Prints Freo
Changing Places Photography Exhibition – a selection of silver gelatin prints by Alex Bond and Peter Kovascy. This afternoon Peter Read more.
Changing Places Photography Exhibition
Changing Places Photography Exhibition Fremantle
Changing Places Photography Exhibition at Barracuda Studio Gallery, Fremantle is only about a week away and final preparations are well Read more.
Alex Bond photography workshop Perth
Perth photography workshop filling up fast Fotofreo.
Perth photography workshops places are filling fast for the March 24th workshop. This workshop will be held on the banks Read more.
Augusta Western Australia
Bracken Ferns Augusta
During summertime I have to vary my darkroom routine to account for the heat. This means that I usually like Read more.
Dunedin New Zealand Cafe chair New Zealand
Dunedin New Zealand
We had just spent a pleasant morning buying some fruit , vegies and cheeses at the weekend markets in Dunedin Read more.
Matakana, New Zealand
New Zealand on a Yashica 124G Roll Film Camera on Holidays
I love the simplicity of my Yashica 124G roll film camera. As a photographer you are often stuck with a Read more.
Processing 120 film with excessive curl in the film base
Processing 120 film with excessive curl
Processing 120 film with excessive curling can cause the film to jam or be damaged when loading into spiral reels Read more.
Cape to Cape Spring time ramble
Cape to Cape Spring time ramble
Cape to Cape Spring time ramble. Spent the last week in the south west and Spring is definitely out. I Read more.
Don't overthink it
Don’t overthink it Ignore the desire to control
Don’t overthink it. I have been playing around with my 35mm film camera lately, taking it with me on my Read more.
Fire on the Landscape
Fire on the Landscape Canning River Perth
Fire on the Landscape. Last week, with strong gusting winds,  fire has once again touched the landscape in several locations 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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