It’s been a big year for Dean’s exhibitions LOOK:HEAR and YOUNG SOULS.
The LOOK:HEAR debut was in Leigh~on~Sea, Essex and YOUNG SOULS continued to ride its wave of success from release. With a show at the infamous Hotel Pelirocco in Brighton.
In September the two collections came together for the first time at one of London’s most Iconic and monumental venues the
Royal Albert Hall.
The two collections complimented each other beautifully, one presenting us with a variety of Dean’s choice images from the vast pool of his ‘Music Portraits’, archives, containing both established (some of which have played at the venue) and new talent alike. The other being an exploration of the culture of Northern Soul, a music scene phenomenon focusing on a current burgeoning generation of young people who have immersed themselves into the music and culture that Dean himself, has collected and enjoyed since boyhood.
The substantial photographic show at the Royal Albert hall was seen by 5000+ visitors PER NIGHT!! with a total residency of 5 weeks.
Needless to say the show was a great success and reviewed and blogged about by the likes of
It’s Nice That,
The Print Space,
The Huffington Post.
Here are a few of the nice things that were said:
…“it is about time the world got to see exactly what ten years of dedication looks like.” – It’s Nice That
…”it is immediately evident that this self-effacing Southend-on-Sea-born man is at one with his craft, ostensibly picking up from where David Bailey and Terry O'Neill have left off.” – Huffington Post
*As a side note whilst the exhibition adorned the walls of the Royal Albert Hall many events took place at the world famous and iconic venue, The Beach Boys were amongst the performances and it was also the world Premiere of 'Skyfall' the latest James Bond film....