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

Processing 120 film with excessive curl in the film base
Processing 120 film with excessive curl
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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.
Film tests Pipes Fremantle
Fremantle Bridge Pipes film test exposure index 4×5 sheet film
Fremantle Bridge pipes as a film test subject to experiment with film speed and contrast. Film tests can be time Read more.
south coast western australia
Liquid Light
Liquid Light: I was walking back to my campsite late one evening. The clear blue skies of the day had Read more.
Jarrah blossom and seed pods, Western Australia
Groundhogs Day
Jarrah tree blossoms Urban Landscape Perth Polaroid Type 55.  I often rise early before sunrise. I like to think its Read more.
Be tenacious Cape Naturaliste, Western Australia.
Be tenacious.
Be tenacious. These wind swept branches are an example of how tenacious life really is, even in adverse situations. With Read more.
Studio Gallery Yallingup
Studio Gallery Yallingup
The Studio Gallery Yallingup, has just opened this week with its official launch on Saturday  October 2nd, 2010, 6 to Read more.
IRIS AWARDS Semi Finalists Carlo Margaret River
IRIS Awards Carlo Margaret River Bronica 645 Kodak Tri-X. Back in 1987, I started a personal photographic project: photographing some 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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