Peter Jeffree studied architecture at the Bartlett School, University College London, becoming a registered architect in 1976. He worked in the BBC’s architect’s department until 1990 when he moved to John Lewis department stores where he became Chief Architect and then Head of Architecture & Design.
Peter retired from architectural practice in 2006 to pursue his lifetime passion for photography, and now specialises in creating architectural and urban landscape images.
A large part of Peter’s photographic work has been documenting restoration and conservation projects, particularly for his long term client PAYE. However he is equally at home shooting contemporary architectural exteriors and interiors, or documenting the construction process and the craftsmen engaged in it. Peter is widely travelled and has an extensive portfolio of work from as far afield as Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA.
Peter is a long time contributor to the Architectural Association Photo Library – and is one of their largest individual contributors of ‘buildings and places’ images.
Peter works in collaboration with his son William who runs his own design agency, the Design House with offices in Berkhamsted and Crouch End. This collaboration broadens the scope of his work to include very large scale photography and photogrammetry, where both photographic and graphic design skills are required.