In the 1960s Peter Dazeley, known as Dazeley, started his working life as a photographer at a studio in Fleet Street, London. He was educated at Holland Park School, now known as the Socialist’s Eton, which had amazing facilities including studios and darkrooms. Being wildly dyslexic he left school at 15 without any formal qualifications. Dazeley states that ‘Dyslexia should be seen as a superpower; it gives me the ability to see the world differently.’
Dazeley’s career has spanned over 60 years, in 1976 he started working out of his own studio in Chelsea, London. 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.
Working with 31 Studios, the foremost specialist for Platinum printing in the UK, Dazeley produced his first book: 21st Century Platinum (2003), which he likened to taking photography back to its origins.
As a born and bred Londoner, he has also fulfilled his passion to record the history of London, in four highly successful books: Unseen London (2014), London Uncovered (2016), London Theatres (2017) and London Explored (2021).
In 2013 Dazeley was honoured to be awarded a Fellowship from The Royal Photographic Society, which is the highest distinction of the RPS and recognises original work and outstanding ability. Dazeley is a life member of the Association of Photographers and was delighted to be awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honor’s list, for his services to photography and charity.
Dazeley is married with two children and lives in Coombe Hill, Surrey, UK.