Australian landscape photographer Alex Bond hand prints his fibre based silver gelatin prints. Using a wooden field camera and sheet film, Alex Bond continues his traditional darkroom practice.
“I go for long walks in the bush or along the coast with my wooden field camera, taking 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. I continue my darkroom practice, developing my colour and black and white films and hand printing all my black and white silver gelatin prints. Sharing these rare film and darkroom skills in small workshop groups has made me appreciate even more how important the principles of knowing your materials are in a world dominated by digital technology.”
Since 1989 his colour work has been published under his imprint Stormlight Publishing. Providing freelance photography and stock images for magazines and books, Alex has also photographed and produced specialised publications for Stormlight Publishing. These have included award winning cards, calendars, posters and books. His style has been crafted over two decades of large format film photography and his passion for hiking and the outdoors.
25 years of South West Postcards
Postcard Series - WA National Parks 25 years of South West Postcards Stormlight Publishing 2017. Since 1989 Alex Bond Read more.
Canning River Photographs – Dissociation Exhibition
Dissociation is a record of the 28 Canning River Regional Park images which were included in my exhibition held at Read more.
Pemberton Wine Region Australia
Pemberton Wine Region Australia is the first premium quality landscape photography book to be published of this region in Australia's Read more.
Photography Workshops Perth
Photography Workshops Perth are for those who wish to learn about film based photography, using black and white film, chemistry Read more.
I’m getting in early to let you know that I will hold a photography workshop, here in Perth, in early August.
Like earlier workshops it will provide an introduction to using a 4×5 view camera. What’s different is that I have increased the workshop time to two full days. This allows you to spend the first full day learning about and making actual large format photographs. The second day offers you the opportunity to experience the darkroom techniques and procedure to bring those negatives alive, by making your own silver gelatin print from one of your negatives. Numbers are strictly limited. For full details visit my website.