Contemporary panoramic photographs are only a middle section taken out of a larger image! This is a 6x12cm crop from a 4x5 transparency to avoid lens flare. Most "panoramic" cameras simply crop all your compositions, you lose the rest of the image.
Two images made within an hour show vastly different light. This image of Surf, Rabbit Hill, Yallingup, was published in 1992 and became a hugely successful postcard. It was made with a short zoom lens but still required some cropping in the final drum scan for colour separations (before photoshop!).
Conto Beach at sunset. Overhanging limestone cliffs dominate the beach and create a dramatic back drop to this part of the Cape to Cape Track. Framed 15x 30in print available.
This image was made in 2012 to replace an older version I had decided to retire. The retired image was made in 1997. It first appeared as a postcard and published tens of thousands of times. It has also appeared in magazines and books.
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
Storm light Margaret River was made one winter’s day in 1983 at my grandparents’ farm. It was August and severe cold fronts had hit the south west for 5 or 6 days solid. This photograph gave me the idea to name my publishing imprint Stormlight Publishing.
Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River. Much of the coastline is characterised by outcrops of granite. A deep fissure creates a strong visual element in this composition.
Bracken Fern detail, Augusta, 16×20 inches edition of 10 hand printed by Alex Bond silver gelatin fibre based print, selenium toned 2014
Rapids detail Margaret River
edition of 10
hand printed by Alex Bond silver gelatin fibre based print, selenium toned
Seaweed detail 11×14 inches edition of 10 hand printed by Alex Bond silver gelatin fibre based print, selenium toned 2014