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.

Wave Rock Hyden Western Australia.
Wave Rock Hyden exfoliating granite Western Australia
Wave Rock Hyden Exfoliating Granite Wave Rock Hyden Western Australia.   A few days ago I visited  Hyden a small 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.
Gourmand Awards Karri Valley Dam Karri Valley Resort Pemberton
Gourmand Awards Paris Pemberton Wine Region Book
Gourmand Book Awards, Paris, 2010 Read more.
Margaret River Western Australia
Margaret River in winter flood flowing through tea tree forest Australia
The real Margaret River (not the label on the bottle) 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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Gourmand Book Awards 2010
Gourmand Book Awards Paris 2010 Finalist
Gourmand Book Awards 2010 Finalist: just 12 months ago that I completed publishing my book Pemberton Wine Region, Western Australia, Read more.
Rock Thryptomene Margaret River Western Australia
Coastal heath Rock Thryptomene Margaret River Region
Detail of Rock Thryptomene, Margaret River region. The relationships and spaces formed between the living and the inanimate often create Read more.

2 Comments

  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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