“Alex Bond knows when not to take a photograph. His approach to capturing the WA landscape on film is based on patience and attunement. The results have found a worldwide audience.”
Steven Scourfield, The West Magazine, The West Australian Newspaper
I now work solely as an arts practice. After more than a quarter of a century of publishing, I have returned to my first passion for large format landscape photography and traditional printmaking.
In 1989 I founded Stormlight Publishing as my publishing imprint. Its purpose, to produce high-quality West Australian landscape images for publication and promotion. My publishing began with postcards. I was the first, and still, the only photographer to create, publish and maintain, a series of postcards dedicated to Western Australia’s national parks over a period of several decades.
I started with the Leeuwin Naturaliste Series from the Margaret River region. These proved highly successful and was followed by Southern Forests Series of Pemberton and Northcliffe, the South Coast Series of Esperance, Albany, Denmark and Walpole, and the Stirling and Porongurup Range Series.
Over the years Stormlight Publishing produced greeting cards, gift cards, posters, calendars and books.
Stormlight Publishing has received both State and National Print Awards for excellence in print. In addition to these awards, Stormlight Publishing has been recognised internationally. In 2009, Stormlight Publishing was twice awarded the best Australian publication in the Paris Gourmand Awards, for Pemberton Wine Region Western Australia.
I have also contributed photographs to various publishing houses for books, posters, diaries, magazines, newspapers, promotional material, natural history, environment, conservation, and tourism.
My photographs have been publicly displayed in both group and solo photographic exhibitions. I have shared my skills and photographic experience as a photography workshop teacher, photographic judge, and guest speaker. For further details, you can download my Curriculum Vitae.