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


Echidna Chasm Kimberleys Western Australia
Echidna Chasm Kimberleys Western Australia
Echidna Chasm Kimberleys Echidna Chasm Kimberleys starts as a wide flat creek bed entrance into the East Kimberley Bungle Bungles. 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.
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.
photographic darkroom printing
Darkroom Printing – a typical session
I thought I would describe a typical darkroom printing session. When I go into the darkroom to make a silver Read more.
Alice Herz-Sommer-School is only the beginning
Arts Practise School is only the beginning. We can learn all our lives.
Arts Practise School is only the beginning. We can learn all our lives. The Lady in Number 6 A Century Read more.
Canning River wetlands soft muted colours
Soft muted colours of a winter morning Canning River
Soft muted colours of a winter morning. With clear winter nights those chilly mornings are upon us again (chilly in Read more.
Pine bark patterns Canning River Regional Park Perth
Pine bark patterns Pine Canning River Regional Park Perth
Pine bark patterns Canning River Regional Park Perth. There is an old pine tree I frequently pass which wears the Read more.
Canning River Wetlands Perth Australia
Photography Exhibition Canning River Eco Education Centre
Photography Exhibition Canning River is a personal photographic project I began taking my camera with me on my daily walks 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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