Lanie Lane Shoot

31 August 11

Posted at 5:14

In May this year we were graced with the presence of Lanie Lane who had come all the way over from Australia via Nashville Tennessee where she had just recorded two tracks with non other than Jack White himself.

‘Ain’t Hungry’ and ‘My Man’ were recorded at the incredible Record Store/Record Label/Live Venue/One Stop Production house and Photo Studio that is “ Third Man Records” and will be available August 23rd.

Lanie’s photoshoot for her press shots took place in London at Gibson Guitar studios and was a lovely day. Here is a gem of a picture from that day’s shoot.

Watch this space for news about Lanie Lane’s next visit!


Young Souls - LIBERATION!

31 August 11

Posted at 5:02

Stephanie Binet from Liberation came over the channel last month to London to do a piece about Mod Culture. After coming to the premiere of Dean’s new short film YOUNG SOULS, which took place at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in London, she traveled to Reading for the “Reading Steady Go” festival. The festival; run by Reading Museum is a retrospective of the explosion of 1960’s youth culture and it’s legacy today. Here Stephanie also encountered Dean’s exhibition “The New Faces” exhibition, which is centered around a group of young modernists.

The results of Stephanie’s exploration can be seen here in Liberation!


Matt Bellamy - NME

31 August 11

Posted at 4:58

This weeks issue of NME magazine features Matt Bellamy from the band Muse which was shot by Dean Chalkley. In the 3 double page spread feature on the band they discuss the resurrection of "Origin of Symmetry" on the Reading and Leeds stages; 10 years after it's first release as well as what fans can expect form album No. 6. For more click here for


The Horrors - NME

17 August 11

Posted at 4:55

Dean shot The Horrors in June this year for NME's mammoth feature on the boys' new album "Skying" and here is the result...


Young Souls - Exhibition Closes

17 August 11

Posted at 4:51

Dean Chalkley's photographic exhibition and short film was being shown at PYMCA's Youth Club Gallery from the 22nd June untill the 16th August!

The Exhibition has now been taken down however you can still see the short film online at 125 Magazine's website. Click here to see it!

Young Souls has received rave reviews, but don't just take my word for it! Here are a few online reviews:

Creative Review

British Journal of Photography


It's Nice That

"[The] film... seriously good in terms of the cinematography, sound, aesthetics etc., and (perfectly captured in the still photos) the dancing is so damn cool it hurts."- Bryony Quin, "It's Nice That"


Young Souls - Last chance to see Exhibition

12 August 11

Posted at 4:49

Dean Chalkley's photographic exhibition and short film "Young Souls" at PYMCA’s Youth Club is due to come down at 6pm on Tuesday 16th August 2011 so tomorrow (13th August) is the last Saturday of the Young Souls Exhibition! So if you haven’t seen it yet, for some of you this may be your last chance! Youth Club is open from 1pm till 6pm on Saturday and 11am till 6pm on Monday and Tuesday.



BBC Radio Berkshire heralds the opening of The New Faces

02 August 11

Posted at 4:42

BBC Radio Berkshire celebrates the opening of Deans Touring Exhibition 'The New Faces'.
click here to go to the BBC website it has a great gallery with several images from the show. Dean also gave an interview to the BBC live on air on the day of the Exhibitions Private View.

The Private View and Special Club night at the Reading Museum was on the evening of Friday 29th July, a great evening that went from the museum to the 3B's Club with great DJ sets from Readings Club Rude and Londons Black Cat Dj's (of which Dean is one).

The Exhibition officially opened to the Public on the 30th July and the show is on until the 4th September

Click here for details of the Reading Museum, the link includes opening times and details of the Museums location.


Young Souls - The Guardian: Big Picture

02 August 11

Posted at 4:29

Saturday 30-07-11: The Guardian Weekend Magazine featured Dean's Project 'Young Souls'. The double page spread for the BIG PICTURE was one of the subjects from the Young Souls Exhibition. Perry 'Winkles' Neech looked splendid, the Image that ran on pages 8 and 9 was accompanied by a very interesting and complimentary article by Phil Daoust. To read the story go to The Guardians On-line Magazine simply click here