Art Talks: Dazeley

  • DACS Foundation 33 Old Bethnal Green Road London, E2 6AA United Kingdom
Battersea Power Station control room, photographed by Peter Dazeley

Unseen London

Continuing our series of artist talks, photographer Peter Dazeley presented his latest book, Unseen London.

Unseen London takes a backstage look at the fascinating interiors of fifty iconic London buildings. Dazeley’s aim during this long journey of discovery was to record hidden London, as it stands in the twenty-first century, for future generations. Many photographs in this book will be the last record of a disappearing world.

Each photograph is described in the book with a thoughtful text by Mark Daly, and tells the story of how each of these places was created and how they are used. The locations for Unseen London were photographed over a period of four years; for Dazeley, as a photographer, it was a joy to be able to share images of his wonderful city.

Browse photos from the talk on DACS' Facebook page.

About Peter Dazeley

Peter Dazeley FRPS, known as Dazeley, is a celebrated London photographer renowned for fine art and advertising photography. He was born in West Kensington and studied photography at Holland Park School, now known as the Socialist Eton. Being dyslexic he left school at 15 without any formal qualifications. He feels his dyslexia is an asset because it gives him the ability to look at problems and objectives from a different point of view; he is a meticulous planner and imaginative problem solver.

His work has won many awards from organisations across the world, including the Association of Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society in the UK, EPICA in France, Applied Arts Magazine in Canada, and Graphis Inc. in the USA. Dazeley is one of the few modern photographers whose fine art work is produced as platinum prints and is currently working on several fine art projects out of his own studio complex in Chelsea, London. Find out more.

 

 

Image: Battersea Power Station control room, photographed by Peter Dazeley © Peter Dazeley, 2015