His last book, gave us a backstage pass to places in London almost no one is allowed access to. Places we could only imagine seeing inside, like Battersea Power Station – I mean, who goes in there? No one ever! His new book London Uncovered is a compendium of photographs of 60 places all with grand public profiles, but whose interiors are rarely explored. He snoops around London’s unusual museums, palaces of entertainment, historical homes and remarkable shops most of us might have heard of but have likely never ventured to… to name a few.
“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. Two of the museum pictured are free to enter; the others have entrance charges, as sdo the historical homes. At the two pubs described here it is customary to buy a drink. Theatre visits will generally require tickets, although some of them offer pre planned tours. Similarly it’s possible to see more areas of the Inns of Court by making an enquiry and pre booking. It should not be difficult to see inside the place of worship photographed here, while respecting of times and days of worship and observing the protocols required of visitors.”
London Uncovered is available now for your Christmas list or coffee table collection!
(All the photographs in this post are by Peter Dazeley from London Uncovered, published October 2016 by Frances Lincoln.)