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.

Cape Leeuwin Australia
Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta Australia
Seaweed Cape Leeuwin, hand printed 11×14 inch baryta based silver gelatin print Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta Australia. One advantage of Read more.
Canning River oxygenation trail
Canning River oxygenation trail Perth Western Australia
Canning River oxygenation trail, hand printed 11×11 inch baryta based silver gelatin print- sold Canning River oxygenation trail, Perth, Australia. Bubbles Read more.
Wattie tree Lefroy Brook Pemberton
Lefroy Brook Pemberton Wattie tree karri forest understorey
Lefroy Brook near Pemberton meanders through spectacular karri forest following parts of the Bibbulmun Track. A Wattie tree forming part Read more.
Forest Pemberton Australia
Pemberton photos karri forest trees in mist Western Australia
Pemberton photos karri forests and wine region Pemberton photos nearly always have karri trees somewhere in them. These Australian hardwood Read more.
Kimberley Western Australia
Echidna Chasm Kimberleys Western Australia
Echidna Chasm Kimberleys starts as a wide flat creek bed in the East Kimberley Bungle Bungles, and soon narrows into Read more.
Boranup Margaret River Australia
Karri forest Margaret River Boranup Australia
Karri forest Margaret River Karri forest Margaret River with coral vine and purple hovea wildflowers at Boranup just south of Read more.
Wilson Head Denmark Australia
Native Pigface Wilson Head Denmark Western Australia
Native Pigface Wilson Head Denmark Australia. This small headland just out of town is popular with the locals for fishing, Read more.
Yalgorup National Park Australia
Thrombolites Lake Clifton Yalgorup Mandurah
The thrombolites Lake Clifton  in Yalgorup National Park are about 100km south of Perth. These rock like structures, a form of Read more.
Old English wooden enlarger for glass plates
Old English wooden enlarger for 6×8 inch glass plates
Just came across this old photo of mine. Looking more like a guillotine this was my first large format enlarger. Read more.
traditional silver gelatin
Traditional Silver Gelatin Fibre Based Prints
Traditional Silver Gelatin Fibre Based Prints are made by hand and involves the use of traditional darkroom, light sensitive materials 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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