Author

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


Bush Canning River Regional Park
Bush – naming and possession
The dust jacket of the book Gone Bush, edited by Roger McDonald, describes the Australian landscape as diverse. The writers’ Read more.
Perth Photography Workshops 2016
Perth Photography Workshops 2016 Canning River
Perth Photography Workshops 2016: here is the list of weekend workshops dates I will be running for the coming year. Read more.
Ferns Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film
Ferns Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film. Polaroid is quite a remarkable photographic medium. Quite apart from the instantaneous imaging Read more.
Kent St Weir Canning River
Photo Canning River Kent St Weir Perth recent rain
Photo Canning River Kent St Weir Perth.  Printed this morning in my darkroom, I made this image last weekend just Read more.
Looking Glass Magazine issue 8 Aug Sept 2015
Looking Glass Magazine Issue 8 Aug Sept 2015
Looking Glass Magazine – Tales from the lens -Batteries Not Included.  I am delighted to have several images and a Read more.
Skink Bluff Knoll Stirling Range Western Australia
Skink Bluff Knoll Stirling Range. Beautifully camouflaged against the orange lichen flecked rocks, a skink warms itself on the summit Read more.
Margaret River Australia
Laundry shed Margaret River
Laundry shed, Margaret River. I didn’t set out to deliberately make this image. Call it exploration or perhaps just a Read more.
Canning River photographs
Canning River Photographs Perth Australia
I have just reposted a collection of about 40 contemporary Canning River photographs in a 50 page publication. The photographs Read more.
Canning River Wetlands Perth
Canning River Wetlands Samphire Environment Perth
Canning River wetlands Perth. I often make my more personally satisfying images when I am alone. It’s not that I Read more.

2 thoughts on “

  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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