Sunrise Canning River Perth Western Australia

framed 74.5cm x 61.5cm | image 40cm x 50cm | 1 of ed10 | $1500

Sunrise Canning River Perth on a winter morning.  Whenever I wake to a misty morning here in Perth I try to get down to the river. Mist or fog transforms the landscape, isolating visual elements close to the viewer by fact that it obscures the view of more distant objects.

Mist also transforms the quality of light and depending upon the mist’s density it can have soft, enveloping light.

The disappearance of distant objects adds mystery to the landscape. Mists do not occur frequently in Perth, so I when they do I try to make the most of exploring the environment in a different light.

It is hard to believe that this waterway is within a 10km radius of the Perth CBD. A few kilometres downstream it joins the Swan River, often referred to Perth’s jewel. Yet both river systems face serious environmental issues around water quality degradation.

First published in “Lost in Suburbia” in 2013, “Dissociation” 2015 Heathcote Museum & Gallery exhibition catalogue

Print Availability

Sunrise Canning River Perth Western Australia is available for purchase online. Sunrise Canning River Perth Western Australia is a 40 x 50cm silver gelatin print, hand-printed by the author. It is dry-mounted onto 100% cotton museum board, then window-mounted behind a clear acrylic sheet. Framed in graphite tone aluminium it is ready to hang. Outer dimensions 74.5 x 61.5cm. Limited edition of 10, signed and numbered. Freight and insurance within Australia included.

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Since 1989, Alex Bond has published cards, calendars, books, and posters under his imprint Stormlight Publishing. His images showcase the West Australian environment. Bond's handcrafted, silver-gelatin, fibre-based prints are personally made by the author in his darkroom.

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