Photos Canning River Regional Park Perth. For the past decade Alex Bond has been photographing the Canning River Regional Park using a large format wooden field camera. The camera uses 4×5 sheet film which are processed by hand. In a traditional wet darkroom each silver rich baryta based photograph is hand crafted by the photographer using time honoured hand dodging and burning techniques.
Alex Bond has published two books of photos Canning River through Stormlight Publishing. Lost in Suburbia 2013 and Dissociation 2016. He has held three photographic exhibitions of the regional Park in Perth. An exhibition and book launch in 2013 at Riverton Library, a second requested exhibition at The Canning River Eco Education Centre in 2014 and Dissociation at the Heathcote Museum Gallery 2015.
Photos Canning River are available as hand printed silver prints direct from Alex Bond please use the contact at the bottom of this page.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Zamia Palm Canning River Reserve
Zamia Palm Canning River Reserve Perth. With all those spikes, palms are generally are not my favourite plants. These are Read more.
Traditional Darkroom Workshops
Traditional darkroom practise is slowly disappearing. It seems like there are less and less opportunities around Perth to learn about Read more.
Introductory Darkroom View Camera
Last weekend a workshop student got to use my 4×5 field camera. Earlier we had spent some time outside by Read more.
August photography workshop
I’m getting in early to let you know that I will hold a photography workshop, here in Perth, in early Read more.
"I go for long walks in the bush or along the coast with my wooden field camera, a few sheets of film, a tripod and sometimes a tent and food. I like to take my time to absorb the environment, to rediscover and to reconnect.My direct involvement with the materials and technique for making an expressive photographic print is of importance to me, so I continue to develop my own films and hand print all my black and white silver gelatin prints in my darkroom."more...