Sustaining Creativity Podcast

The Creative Lens with Peter Dazeley

October 17, 2023 Season 1 Episode 201
Sustaining Creativity Podcast
The Creative Lens with Peter Dazeley
Show Notes

Creativity through the lens of a photographer and author

"I'm always looking for interesting things, people or places to photograph. Any picture you can create emotion from is priceless."

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: 21 st 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.