Wednesday 14 June 2017

LONDON UNCOVERED Photographs by Peter Dazeley - Text by Mark Daly - Book Release

From the authors of the hugely successful Unseen London comes London Uncovered – Sixty Unusual Places to Explore. Renowned, multiple award-winning photographer Peter Dazeley takes us on a sumptuous tour of some of London's most intriguing places with his powerful photography. Mark Daly describes the history and the character of each location, uncovering a wealth of stories…

Peter Dazeley says: “As a born-and-bred Londoner I had tremendous fun recording my hidden London as it stands in the twenty-first century for my hugely successful first book Unseen London. Many readers of that book told me of their frustration and disappointment in being unable to visit some of the locations, especially those which had absolutely no public access; this gave me the idea to produce a sequel, featuring London’s lesser-known institutions, buildings, homes, shops, museums and attractions that are easily accessible.”

Mark says: “The sixty-or-so sets of images in this book are collected together under the title London Uncovered. They are places brought to life by the creative eye and searching mind of Peter Dazeley, celebrated photographer and lifetime Londoner. ‘Uncovered’ does not mean the disclosure of a private place, because these buildings and sites are all available to visit without special insider access. The common thread throughout is largely the photographer’s ability to uncover a fresh perspective on a special piece of London. The subjects are eclectic, encompassing buildings, monuments in plain sight and walks, with some places famous and others obscure.”

Collectively Dazeley's images form a picture of a London which is strange, gaudy, grand and inventive - an endlessly fascinating world city with its own unique charm. Beneath the covers of London Uncovered you will find:

Historical homes - Syon House • Charles Dickens Museum • Apsley House •Eltham Palace • Leighton House Museum • Strawberry Hill House •Two Temple Place • Kew Palace and the Royal Botanical Gardens

Food and drink establishments - Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese • Bibendum • L. Manze • Smithfield Meat Market • The Ivy • The Blackfriar • Berry Bros & Rudd

Palaces of entertainment - The Rivoli Ballroom • Wilton’s Music Hall • All England LawnTennis and Croquet Club • Regent Street Cinema • The Gate Cinema •The National Theatre • Normansfield Theatre • Wigmore Hall •Gala Bingo Club

Places of worship - Westminster Cathedral • Welsh Church of Central London •London Peace Pagoda • Masonic Temple at Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel • St Bartholomew the Great • Bevis Marks Synagogue •St Mary-le-Bow • Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir

Remarkable shops - LASSCO, Brunswick House • L. Cornelissen & Son • Truefitt & Hill• Steinway & Sons • James Smith & Sons • John Lobb Ltd • The Roof Gardens in Kensington

Science and education venues - Kempton Steam Museum • Markfield Beam Engine Museum •Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum • The Charterhouse •Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret • Ragged School Museum •London Museum of Water & Steam • Royal Institution of Great Britain

The Inns of Court - The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple •The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple • Temple Church

Unusual museums - Royal Air Force Museum • Horniman Museum • Churchill War Rooms • Geffrye Museum • HMS Belfast • Massey Shaw •Monument • Musical Museum • Wimbledon Windmill

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, known as the Socialist’s 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. He is a life member of the Association of Photographers and in June 2013 the Royal Photographic Society awarded him a Fellowship, their highest distinction, in recognition of original work and outstanding ability. He lives with his family in Coombe Hill, Surrey.

MARK DALY is a writer with an interest in the more secret and obscure parts of London, a city he has never lived in but has explored and studied for years. He has devised several walking tours and puzzles based on aspects of unseen London. He lives in South Nutfield, Surrey.

Praise for Unseen London (Frances Lincoln, 2014) "As a lover of all things London and its history - warts and all - I was fascinated by Dazeley's book which aside from featuring amazing imagery, does offer the reader an insight into the hidden treasures that London offers. Dazeley's use of light and his innate feel for composition gives you a real idea of actual texture, quite aside from what the book reveals about parts of arguably the greatest city in the world. As one of the leading creative photographers of his generation, Dazeley has produced a book that is not only beautifully shot but will hopefully inspire photographers, historians, budding architects and the casual reader to re-explore the city around them.” - Matt Butson, Getty Images

“A joy.” - Evening Standard

“Celebrated snapper Dazeley takes us on a journey of discovery that even us born and bred Londoners will find fascinating.” - Fabric

“A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city’s buildings.” - Daily Telegraph

“A delightful window on to the hidden architectural treasures of our magnificent capital and Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.” - Daily Express

“From Tower Bridge to Battersea Power Station, via Big Ben and the Old Bailey, it’s a journey that any architecture enthusiast will love.”- Grazia

“A perfect book for those who love and appreciate our capital city.” - Retirement Today

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Centre Court - All England Tennis

Dazeley photographing St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

Eltham Palace The Entrance Hall_Copyright Peter Dazeley

- Copyright Peter Dazeley
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