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.
Those four series comprised of the Southern Forests Series, the South Coast Series, the Stirling Range Series and the Porongurup Series. 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 publications 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".
After a quarter of a century publishing and distributing postcards I made the decision in 2016 to end the postcard series. To document how the postcard series came about and evolved I published Stormlight Publishing 25 years of south west postcards in 2017 with selection of 70 postcard images.
My photographic journey continues as I explore more personal photographic projects which will include more time photographing and making hand printed black and white prints. If you would like to be notified of future exhibitions please drop me a line.