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Artist's Statement:
The development of my work has revolved around the frustration of the inherent automation of a photograph. My work responds to this by including the ‘hand’ of the artist by physical or digitally interacting with a photograph; cutting, rearranging and recomposing images. Or by physically interacting with the chemical processes of traditional printing methods to create abstract images.

Based in Bristol and working from my studio at The Island, I work predominately with traditional and alternative photographic techniques. Graduating with a BA in Photography from The Arts University Bournemouth, I have since exhibited my work, given talks and run workshops in the UK and China.


My main body of work investigates the relationship between fabricated worlds, landscape and space exploration. Producing on-going series such as Asteroid, Horizon and Unclassified Moon, I print using the chemigram process to create unique, hand printed images of fictional places. 


Chemigrams are produced using traditional darkroom chemistry in a painterly way. By applying resists onto silver gelatine paper, layers and textures are built up. The main structure of an image and the textures are deliberate but there is an element of chance to the outcome of each image. The resists used, the interaction of the chemistry and the physical handling of the print all have their affect on the final outcome of each print.

Creative Work:
BA Photography, AUB, 2010
Chine, Brick Lane, London, 2010
Bristol Park Street, Bristol, 2011

Built a darkroom in China, 2016
From Outside In, Changzhou, China, 2017
Presentation of Work, Changzhou, 2017
Published SUPCZ Magazine, 2017

St Werburghs Arts Trail, Bristol, 2029
Kneck of the woods café, Bristol, 2019
The Island Tenant Exhibition, Bristol ,2019
Island open doors, Chemigram Workshop, 2019
Blaze, Artist co-op, Bristol 2019 - Present
Photogram Workshop, Folkhouse, Bristol, 2019

Folkhouse Darkroom Exhibition, Bristol, 2020
South Bristol Arts Trail (on-line), 2020
Instagram Take Over : The Real Photography Company, 2020
Photo Fringe, (BAPP), Brighton, 2020
RWA Open, Bristol, 2020
Island Tenants Exhibition, Bristol, 2020

The Photograph as Art (on-line), Folkhouse, Bristol, 2021

Contact:
pete@peter-webb.co.uk

Studio:
PO36B
Neat Studios
The Island
NelsonStreet
Bristol
BS1 2BE