Author(s): Peter Dazeley
A revised and updated edition for 2017: includes the royal palaces of Hampton Court, the Tower of London and the Inigo Jones Banqueting Hall at Palace of Whitehall, and the Royal Courts of Justice, Supreme Court and Bow Street Magistrates Court. Peter Dazeley has gained access to the hidden interiors of some of London's most iconic buildings, from Tower Bridge to Battersea Power Station, Big Ben to the Old Bailey. His photographs of these buildings - some derelict, but many still working - are astonishing. Here is a collection of some 50 extraordinary locations, with a thoughtful text by Mark Daly which tells the story of how each of these places was created, how they are used, and what they reveal about the currents of power flowing through the city. Unseen London takes you into the boiler room of the city's infrastructure, into the changing rooms of some of our greatest temples of sport, into the heart of the Establishment, and behind the scenes at some of the most opulent buildings in the Square Mile.
Photography as a medium can extend our experiences, and here Peter Dazeley's richly detailed photographs open the doors to some of London's most iconic and intriguing buildings' "Taking in the Capital's best hidden archaeology, relics and structures - both beautiful and unapologetically ugly - celebrated snapper Dazeley takes us on a journey of discovery that even us born and bred Londoners will find fascinating." "a delightful window on to the hidden architectural treasures of our magnificent capital and Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection." "a thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings." "an absorbing insight into places most of us never get to visit" "From Tower Bridge to Battersea Power Station, via Big Ben and the Old Bailey, it's a journey that any architecture enthusiast will love. A great gift" "a joy" 'The dazzling collection of photographs is universally appealing; whether you're a tourist, a ligeling Londoner, an architect enthusiast, or a history buff, don't miss your chance to view or buy his precious images. His work becomes more important when you appreciate that some of these buildings might not be here in the future. These aren't just images, they're also a slice of London's history.'"
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. "Making the ordinary look extraordinary is Dazeley's gift," says Sarah Ryder Richardson, who represents Dazeley in the UK. 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. Dazeley became a member of the Association of Photographers in 1977 and became a life member in 1984. In June 2013 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society. Fellowship is the highest distinction of the RPS and recognizes original work and outstanding ability. He is married and has a daughter and a son; they live in Coombe Hill, Surrey. Mark Daly is a writer and publisher with a longstanding interest in secret and little-known aspects of London. He has also devised a number of walking tours of unseen London. He lives in South Nutfield, Surrey.