I have been waiting for some time now to make this photograph at Turner Street Jetty at Seine Bay Augusta. However, every time I visited things were never quite in my favour.
Wilderness Ocean Walk near Denmark offers some stunning coastal views.
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.
The bush is a commonly used name for that area of relatively nondescript land covered in shrubs and vegetation. You can find remnants within the suburbs or it can also be a remote place far from any settlement. Unlike its fancier sister, Nation Parks, with her well defined borders, the bush is invisible on maps.
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 walking the dog and noticed the late afternoon light at the weir. When I returned home I grabbed by 2 1/4 square camera and went back to the river in the fading winter light.
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!
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’ farmhouse looking out across the paddock. For whatever reason, I abandoned my initial plan and turned the camera 180 degrees back onto the shed behind me. Laundry shed, Margaret River, 11×14 inches, hand printed by Alex Bond silver gelatin fibre based print, selenium toned 2015
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
Canning River Perth burnt woodland 16×20 inches edition of 10 hand printed by Alex Bond silver gelatin fibre based print, selenium toned 2014