Peter Dazeley

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Peter Dazeley BEM,[1] FRPS,[2] known as Dazeley, is a photographer living and working in London, known for fine art, advertising, anamorphic and nude photography, as well as flower photography.

Solarised Platinum Man Photography Dazeley


Dazeley was born in West Kensington, London, England, in 1948. Dazeley, son of William and Freda Dazeley MBE, is dyslexic and left school at 15 without formal qualifications. He is married and has a daughter and a son; they live in Coombe Hill, Surrey, England.

Dazeley was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year's Honours List, January 2017, for his services to photography and charity

Photographic career[edit]

Dazeley studied photography at Holland Park Comprehensive (now known as the Socialist Eton) [3] and started assisting the photographer Peter Sowerby at Essex West Studios off Fleet Street, London in 1963. His work has won awards from organisations across the world, including the Association of Photographers,[4] the Royal Photographic Society in the UK,[5] EPICA[6] in France, Applied Arts Magazine[7] in Canada, Graphis Inc.[8] in the USA . Dazeley works with Platinum prints and is currently working on several projects including X-ray, flowers, pregnant women, anamorphic nude and solarisation (Sabattier effect) photography, 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 Dazeley was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society.[citation needed]


He has developed a number of imaging techniques in advertising photography, including the use of limited depth of field and the out of focus anamorphic figures as used in the Assume Nothing Campaign for the Terrence Higgins Trust. He has also used x-ray photography for artistic purposes.[9]

Terrence Higgins Trust photography:Dazeley

21st Century Platinum Exhibition Catalogue

‘Jan 2010 - Dazeley has been voted amongst the top 30 most influential photographers of the decade, (Photo District News magazine, Survey Results: The 30 Most Influential Photographers of The Decade? online survey by number of votes received)’ [10]



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  3. ^ Charters, David (July 19, 2007). "Allen Clarke". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  4. ^ The Association of Photographers, The Awards, ISBN 0-611-00915-3, Produced by Mandarin Offset Limited, Published in the UK by Reed Information Services, 1995, page 142, Commissioned Series Colour.
  5. ^ The Royal Photographic Society, International Print exhibition catalogue 2000, page 8, Bronze medal; the Royal Photographic Society, International Print exhibition catalogue 2001, pages 10 85, Bronze medal; the Royal Photographic Society, International Print exhibition catalogue 2004, pages 13 71, Bronze medal.
  6. ^ EPICA, Book 11, ISBN 2-88046-399-8, Published in Switzerland by Rotovision SA, Printed in Hong Kong, 1998, page 18, Pro Prize Advertising Photography.
  7. ^ Applied Arts Magazine, 04, page 96, 'Turkey in basket', miscellaneous/ self promotion, page 105, 'Bench', unpublished.
  8. ^ Graphis, Photography Annual 2010,, Gold award 'Rhiannon' and Gold award 'As you get older you need to make more effort with your appearance'
  9. ^ Silvershotz, The International Journal of Fine Art Photography, volume 5 edition 6, International Edition, issn 1832-5750 Published by Silvershotz International Limited, Edited in Australia, by Clive Waring-Flood, printed in UK, pages 40- 48
  10. ^ Photo District News, Survey Results: The 30 Most Influential Photographers of The Decade? Archived from the original on January 25, 2010. Retrieved January 30, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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