Peter Fredrick, born on the 9th April 1935, was a childhood survivor of the London Blitz. Peter started his working life as a professional photographer in the fields Advertising, Architecture and spent a short spell at the British Museum. He was a head of Photographic Studies, at South East Essex college of Art and Technology 1970-1990.

Peter's book Creative Sunprinting published by Focal Press in 1980 has become a collectors item. He has led many workshops and exhibitions of alternative photographic printmaking throughout the United Kingdom, in America, Australia Poland, Spain, and Northern Ireland.

Peter developed the 'Fredrick TemperaPrint process' during the latter part of the last century, and later allied this process with digital imaging.

Peter sadly passed away in 2009.

About Peter's images
Peter put his images through a scanner then manipulated them in PhotoShop to intensify the creative feel of the image, captured as a digital master file.

The resulting file was then converted into CYMK negative separations which he printed using his original Temperaprint process which is a form of light sensitive egg tempera paint - similar to gum bichromate printmaking.

Series of images or 'image targets':

  • Replicant {statues, dummies in windows etc}
  • WonderWall graffiti marks on walls
  • Classic images which people like and buy
  • Passions of the night churchyards and cemeteries
  • IsCream ice cream signs
  • Cymru images of Wales
  • Animus moody landscape
  • Magic special original prints not for sale
  • Metropolis city centres
  • Up/ Hely/ Ar fire festivals

Peter said about his work:

"The vision of old Omar Khayyame runs throughout my work as a central theme."

"For in and out, above about below.
O'Tis nothing but a magic shadow show.
Played in a box whose candle is the sun.
Round which we phantom figures come and go".

 


 

 

Peter Charles Fredrick
1935 - 2009

Tempera prints

Wonderwall series


Aboriginal Wall ©


Beside the Pool ©


Metro ©

 


Camdon Capers ©


Lunnapark ©

 

 

Replicant series


Pretty Girl ©


Arch One ©


Skipper ©

 


Somebody ©


Marlboro ©

 

 

Passions of the Night series


Child of the Night ©


Eternal Door ©


Remembrance ©

 


A rose so Red ©


Sorrow ©

 

 

Classic series


Shell Fish ©


Abbey Gardens ©


Beside the Sea ©

 


Kursaal ©


Bridge on Cam ©