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

Cape Clairault region, Margaret River, Western Australia.
Cape Clairault region
A few weeks ago I was visiting the Cape Clairault region, below Yallingup. It was one of those rare days Read more.
Lesmurdie Falls Perth Western Australia
Lesmurdie Falls Perth
Near the Perth metropolitan region there is a transition zone between the coastal sand plain and the higher inland plateau, Read more.
Hesperantha falcata Canning River
Swamp Sheoaks Canning River
Swamp sheoaks Canning River Living in Perth I am lucky to be so close to the Canning River and its Read more.
Artist Lounge Talk
Artist Lounge Talk 7pm June 14th 2010
I have been invited as guest speaker for the next Artist Lounge Talk, a quarterly evening event providing a forum Read more.
Wave Rock Hyden Western Australia.
Wave Rock Hyden exfoliating granite Western Australia
Wave Rock Hyden Exfoliating Granite   A few days ago I visited  Hyden a small country town about 350km inland, Read more.
FotoFreo 2010 Fremantle Arts Centre
FotoFreo 2010
Having been away during its launch I finally got down and saw a little of the FotoFreo 2010 in its Read more.
Church window Mount Barker Australia
Composition design Church window Mount Barker Western Australia
Spontaneity in choosing subject matter and composition Read more.
Dune Cabbage (Arctotheca populifolia)
Dune Cabbage Polaroid PN Type 55 Cape Leeuwin Augusta 4×5 Sheet Film
Even in this age of digital cameras, there is still something truly amazing about  Polaroid Type 55 positive/negative film. Rated 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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