Dean Chalkley wins NME's "Outstanding Contribution To Music Photography" Award.

16 November 11

Posted at 10:50

We are extremely pleased to announce that NME Magazine has named Dean Chalkley the winner of their “Outstanding Contribution To Music Photography Award”.

In their issue dated 05.11.2011 (which featured Dean’s cover shot of the Arctic Monkeys in Fort Lauderdale) NME said:

“From shooting Arctic Monkeys for our Radar section to capturing Pete Doherty being set on fire – and plenty more besides - Dean Chalkley has been responsible for some of the most iconic music photography for the past 10 years.”

Further celebrating this in their 12.11.11 issue, NME published 4 posters in it's centre pages taken from the vast Chalkley back-catalogue of work with the NME. This included a picture of the late Amy Winehouse, Ian Brown, the formentioned Pete Doherty picture as well as the winner of The Picture Editor's “Portrait of the year award”, which features Noel Gallagher.


Creative Review announce Dean Chalkley’s Young Souls as “Photography Annual Motion Category” winner

16 November 11

Posted at 10:45

We are very pleased to see that Creative Review has included an excerpt of the short film in their blog post announcing the winners of this year’s Photography Annual’s new Moving Image category.

Alongside Dean Chalkley’s Documentary ‘ Young Souls’, which looks at the contempory Northern Soul scene, winners in this category include Carl Warner's animated short for Findus, Adam Hinton's work for the War Child charity, and Dave Young's 'Everyone has a story'.


Robert #2 in Reading Museum's permanent collection.

16 November 11

Posted at 10:26

After having exhibited his collection " The New Faces" at Reading Museum for their "Reading Steady Go! Exhibition" which ran from 6th April 2011 until 9th October 2011, Dean Chalkley offered "Robert #2" as a gift to the Museum.

This offer to donate the picture featuring the Reading-born subject "Robert Grindrod" was brought forward to the Reading Museum's acquistion's group.

We've recieved the wonderful news that the committee was unanimous in accepting this offer to add this picture to the Museum's fine art collection.

We are told that the museum's curators are concidering hanging "Robert #2" next to Gilbert Spencer's portrait " Reading Boy" of 1923; Wonderful news!

We'll keep you posted with more news on this soon, so watch this space...


Dazed and Confused: Making It Up As We Go Along

08 November 11

Posted at 10:56

Today we received a copy of Dazed and Confused: 'Making It Up As We Go Along'.

It is a book plotting the visual history of the Magazine. ' Dazed' has been the 'enfant terible' of the Magazine world, challenging convention and breaking the rules. Many great Photographers, Artists, Stylist, etc. have worked on projects for the publication.

The main body of the book is delivered through photography producing an very stimulating and pleasurable read. Dean shot many projects for Dazed in the past, included in 'Making It Up As We Go Along' are Ice -T and George Clinton, as well as a special artist series with the late Angus Fairhurst (the images of which are included here).


Arctic Monkeys - NME

03 November 11

Posted at 11:00

The Arctic Monkeys have been on the road in the States; NME flew Dean and journalist Matt Wilkinson out to Fort Lauderdale to catch up with the band on their travels. What ensued was a story with clear parallels to the rock flick 'Almost Famous'... The usually sunny state of Florida was hit by unexpected thunderstorms high winds and torrential showers but this didn't deter your intrepid photographer and Journalist… Dodging Hobo's, hanging out in trailer parks and going to an insane Mansion all night party. Pick up a copy of the NME and read all about the crazy trip with insights to the band, the gig, and the very odd goings on in the "Sunshine State".