On Tuesday 5th July, a gala evening in aid of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust, with the highly anticipated production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, will be hosted at the Haymarket Hotel. This exclusive evening will include a glamorous pre-show champagne reception followed by a post-show dinner, with high-profile guests and members of the cast in attendance. The gala will raise funds to support Masterclass’ ongoing projects, including; The Apprentice Scheme, Pitch Your Play, TheatreCraft and on-going community outreach projects.
Throughout the evening guests will be able to participate in a silent auction, where one of the items up for grabs is a beautiful platinum print by renowned photographer, Peter Dazeley.
Simply titled Rose, it is a signed limited edition print 2/25, size: 19” x 15”, as featured in his book 21st Century Platinum, originally exhibited at the OXO Tower Restaurant where the prints were on sale for £700.
Dazeley’s monochrome work is about taking photography back to its origins – hand-coated papers produced to the original platino method devised by William Willis in the 1870s. With platinum printing, there is no reliance on factory prepared materials, each print of an edition being executed individually as though it were the only example of that image; an unrepeatable dialogue between the image, the chemistry and the printer’s skill, producing archival prints lasting many lifetimes.
Modern art collector Kay Hartenstein Saatchi, in the forward to 21st Century Platinum, says: ‘we try to take what is real to its surreal being. With the velvety tones of platinum printing the fine art photographer Dazeley does just this, displaying an affinity with the innovations of that arch surrealist Man Ray."
Earlier this month, Dazeley visited the Theatre Royal Haymarket as part of his tour of London theatres to photograph the Haymarket’s beautiful décor for a book he is launching in collaboration with the theatre critic Michael Coveney. The book will be published in Autumn 2017 by Frances Lincoln, of the Quarto group.
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