Dean Chalkley is a Photographer and Film Maker based in London. He grew up in the Thames estuary town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex UK. After training to be a Tailor he put the scissors aside in favour of the Camera and studied at Blackpool and the Fylde College, completing his Photography degree. Whilst at college he began shooting for Dazed and Confused magazine (1998). Since then Dean has continued to depict his love for Culture, and Music especially working with many different publications, record companies and fashion brands. He has undertaken high profile campaigns for the likes of Rayban, Levis and New Balance.
Filmmaking has become part of Deans creative outlook over the years. His films are often personal and experimental. The first being Strip (2000), a short film about parallel time continuums, next was a look into the beautiful world of the ‘Physical Culturist’, Serge (2005). Young Souls (2011) was immersed in Northern Soul, and right up to date with The New Faces: A Short Film (2012). This most recent, being a document to the contemporary ‘Mod’ Sub-Culture.
Personal Projects and commissioned work have also produced imagery for several exhibitions including Now Stand Tall (2006), Southend’s Underground (2006), Young Souls (2011) and Look.Hear (2012).
Ray-Ban, Levis, Everything Everywhere, Fiction Records, Island Records, XL Recordings, Diageo, NME, Figtree, Sony BMG, Universal Music, EMI, BBC, O2, Santander, Ben Sherman, Kickers, Pentland, VCCP, WCRS, Exposure, Love, M&C Saatchi, The Observer, The Sunday Times, IDEO, New Balance