EuropeNewsUnseen London by Peter Dazeley

Fascinating interiors of fifty iconic London buildings including Big Ben, Battersea Power Station, the Old Bailey and the Bank of England
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UNSEEN LONDON takes you backstage at some of the capital’s great theatres, into the changing rooms of some of our greatest temples of sport, into the heart of the Establishment, the boiler room of the city’s infrastructure and behind the scenes at some of the most opulent buildings in the Square Mile.
Fascinating interiors of fifty iconic London buildings including Big Ben, Battersea Power Station, the Old Bailey and the Bank of England

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. Each is described with a thoughtful text by Mark Daly which tells the story of how each of these places was created and how they are used.

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. 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 is married and has a daughter and a son; they live 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.

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