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

Soft contemplative light
Soft contemplative light with plus development
Soft contemplative light is perfect for contemplating subject shapes, textures and forms. I pass this tree nearly every day, observing its Read more.
Velvia 4x5 with Tetenal E-6 developed in Jobo processor
Velvia 4×5 with Tetenal E-6 developed in Jobo processor
Last year I started experimenting with processing my own Velvia 4×5 with Tetenal E-6 rather than send them to a Read more.
Granite coastline Albany region
Granite coastline Albany region south west
Granite coastline Albany region south west Western Australia comprise of cliffs and boulders, impressive both in scale and in their Read more.
Canning River photo Lost in Suburbia Exhibition Book
Exhibition & Book 18th November to 6th December 2013 Riverton Library Canning River photo exhibition and book. To coincide with Read more.
Bannister Creek Canning River Perth
Bannister Creek Perth Restoration Western Australia
Bannister Creek Perth Bannister Creek Perth is close to where I live. Lately I have been spending more time photographing Read more.
Ansel Adams Exhibition
Ansel Adams Exhibition Sydney
Ansel Adams Exhibition “From the Mountains to the Sea” is currently showing at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Read more.
Margaret River
Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy
Carlo was about 87 when he related a story to me about seeing some violins during a visit to Perth Read more.
Polaroid Type 55 Pos Neg Deep River walpole
polaroid type 55 positive negative film
Polaroid type 55 positive negative film. Some of my final images made during a hiking trip in November made on Read more.
Cape Leeuwin Augusta
Sandy Cove Cape Leeuwin Augusta Velvia 4×5 Tetenal
A one shot processing technique for 4x5 velvia using tetenal E6 and optimal film chemistry capacity 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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