After a successful 10 years at EMI as the Director of Marketing and Production, Peter Blachley took his love for music and parlayed it into the founding of Morrison Hotel Gallery in 2001, now one of the most prolific houses for fine art music photography in the world. Along with his two co-founders, Blachley has launched both New York galleries - one in SoHo, the second on the Bowery - into the limelight by representing more than 70 photographers worldwide. The brand has also forged a number of international gallery partnerships and initiated the launch of Morrison Hotel Gallery publishing.
What would the title of your autobiography be?
“Running Through the Side Door.”
Where is your favorite travel destination?
The journey with my special friend.
If you could choose one person to show you “their New York City,” who would it be and why?
Ratso Rizzo, because it would be a great introduction by a great New York character.
What or who inspired you recently and why?
My sister and all the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.
BISTRO LES AMIS
The service is great, warm atmosphere, quiet enough for conversation and a helpful and courteous staff, food is consistently prepared very well.
HOUSING WORKS - CROSBY ST.
It’s a refuge from the SoHo shopping center megastores.
It consistently books, intelligent and well seasoned music artists, great atmosphere, the staff loves music and it shows all the way to the owner Steve Walter. Authentic and real, no egos or hype.