About Pete Ashton

My name is Pete Ashton.

I’m a multidisciplinary multimedia artist creating transformative site-specific work, online and offline. My work uses media technologies to explore how we perceive and understand the world around us, from camera obscura lens art to algorithmic image manipulation. I live and work in Birmingham in the North West of Europe with my wife and a pack of rabbits.

The previous paragraph can serve as an artist biography should you need one from me.

An advocate of peer and self-learning, I use art to look at traditionally academic subjects in new ways, seeing it as a form of applied philosophical enquiry.

I realised I was an artist in my late 30s and have centred my practice on cameras as post-photographic data-capture devices. Like most data-artists I am concerned with identity, privacy and corporate surveillance under late-capitalism and attempt to make work about this that doesn’t simply involve screaming helplessly into the void.

Here is my CV

I occasionally blog.

If I’m working with you on a project and you need a photo, please feel free to use any on this page.