Bull Creek tree ferns is an image I am yet to print. It was made in 1988 on a friend's property at Bull Creek, in the Cradle Mountain Valley, Tasmania. We had spent a wet day hiking through myrtle forest and tree ferns on the slopes above Lake Cethana locating the old survey pegs. In... Continue reading "Bull Creek tree ferns Cradle Mountain Valley"
The dust jacket of the book Gone Bush, edited by Roger McDonald, describes the Australian landscape as diverse. The writers' essays in response to this landscape "explores a country defined by ideas of naming and possession". In the next sentence if further elaborates that the collection of short stories by twelve Australian authors also "...... Continue reading "Bush – naming and possession"
Ferns Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film. Polaroid is quite a remarkable photographic medium. Quite apart from the instantaneous imaging it could provide, the prints themselves are quite unique in their characteristics. Polaroid introduced the Type 55 P/N film back in 1961. It produces both a positive print as well as a black and white... Continue reading "Ferns Polaroid Type 55 positive negative film"
Photo Canning River Kent St Weir Perth. Printed this morning in my darkroom, I made this image last weekend just after some recent rain. It was rather impromptu in one sense. I had been out earlier walking the dog, minus my camera, and noticed that in the late afternoon the weather had abated and everything... Continue reading "Photo Canning River Kent St Weir Perth recent rain"
Looking Glass Magazine - Tales from the lens -Batteries Not Included. I am delighted to have several images and a short essay published in this month's Looking Glass Magazine. That two of those images were made literally down the street from where I live in suburban Perth is even more satisfying! Looking Glass Magazine is published... Continue reading "Looking Glass Magazine Issue 8 Aug Sept 2015"
Laundry shed, Margaret River. I didn’t set out to deliberately make this image. Call it exploration or perhaps just a happy accident. I had my medium format camera set up on a tripod outside my late grandparents’ farm house looking out across the paddock. For whatever reason, I abandoned my initial plan and turned the... Continue reading "Laundry shed Margaret River"
Sheoak twigs 16×20 inches edition of 10 hand printed by Alex Bond silver gelatin fibre based print, selenium toned 2015
Oxygenation Trail #02 8×10 inches tryptich edition of 5 hand printed by Alex Bond silver gelatin fibre based print, selenium toned 2014
Canning River Perth burnt woodland Canning River Perth burnt woodland was first published in "Lost in Suburbia" in 2013, "Dissociation" 2015 Heathcote Museum & Gallery exhibition catalogue. When I first viewed this on the ground glass screen of my camera I was excited by the prospect of producing a wonderful print. As is so often... Continue reading "Canning River Perth burnt woodland Western Australia"
Canning River Perth sunrise Western Australia Canning River Perth sunrise. Whenever I wake to a misty morning here in Perth I try to get down to the river. Mist or fog transforms the landscape, highlighting visual elements close to the viewer by fact that it obscures the view of more distant objects. It also transforms the... Continue reading "Canning River Perth sunrise Western Australia"