“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
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. Unlike other card publishers, I am the only photographer and independent publisher to create a series of postcards dedicated to Western Australia’s national parks.
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 contributed freelance photographs to various publishing houses. These have been reproduced in books, posters, diaries, magazines and promotional material for natural history, environment, conservation, and tourism.
In 2016, after a quarter of a century, I ceased publishing and distribution. Instead I am transitioning towards an arts practice. I am returning to my first passion for large format landscape photography and traditional printmaking.
In 2017 I published Stormlight Publishing 25 years of south west postcards. It tells the story about how I set out publishing the card series. It includes a selection of 70 postcard images.
Retail postcard orders cab be placed online here Margaret River Region and Pemberton Walpole Denmark Stirling and Porongurup Range.