Alex Bond started Stormlight Publishing in 1989. He is the first publisher to create and maintain a series of postcards for over 25 years which has specialised in landscapes of Western Australia's national parks.
The Leeuwin Naturaliste Series of the Margaret River region were the first press run of postcards to be published. Success with these cards allowed for the publication of new images from other national parks, creating a further four series of postcards.
The Southern Forests Series included Pemberton, Northcliffe and Walpole regions. The South Coast Series included Denmark, Albany and Esperance. The Stirling Range Series and the Porongurup Series took in the mountainous region of south west WA.
With time new publications were added such as greeting cards, gift cards, posters, calendars and books. All focus on the unique landscape of south west Western Australia.
Stormlight Publishing has consistently produced unique award winning publications. It has received both State and National Print Awards for excellence in print.
In 2009 my book Pemberton Wine Region Western Australia was the nominated for two Gourmand Book Awards in Paris. It was the Australian finalist for "Best Wine and Spirits Photography/Illustration book" and "Best book on New World Wines".
In 2016 I made the decision was made to end the postcard series. After a quarter of a century publishing and distributing postcards it was time for a change. In 2017 I published Stormlight Publishing 25 years of south west postcards with collection of 70 postcard images.
I intend to be more involved in personal photographic projects which will include more time photographing and making hand printed black and white prints. I will continue to provide the current range of postcard publications to my retail outlets while stock lasts. Greeting cards and books can be purchased online.