Adidas Originals Blue Collection FW13

24 July 13

Posted at 2:47

Due for release shortly is Adidas' Originals Blue Collection FW13 with a campaign shot by Dean Chalkley.

The Adidas Originals Blue collection is a premium apparel and footwear line intertwining adidas’s impeccable lifestyle heritage with a luxury street aesthetic. Mixing functional sport utilitarianism with street attitude, the FW13 collection perfectly combines the two sartorial disciplines by focusing on versatile trainers and clothes. A sub-cultural edge is thrown into the mix, giving adidas Originals Blue an attitude worthy of any street corner in London, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo or New York.

Prints clash but the colours match; adidas Originals Blue fuse all-over graphics, rock iconology, hip-hop culture, subversive camouflage and patterns from the animal kingdom. Innovative details, such as taped seams and technical zips, and high-tech water-repellent materials keep you on track. Classic basketball uniforms share the court with running gear re-appropriated for inner-city life.





Fred Perry - Twisted Wheel

24 July 13

Posted at 1:34


Dean's shoot for Fred Perry's Twisted Wheel range has now been published on their website. Fred Perry have also chosen to show an extract of Dean Chalkley's short film YOUNG SOULS on the site. Also featured if Dean's close friend Eddie Piller, with a carefully compiled playlist of his the most influential and the biggest floor filling Northern Soul tracks. Eddie just so happens to appear in Dean's YOUNG SOULS as the DJ too, fancy that!



Kendal Calling: 27th July Photography Masterclass

24 July 13

Posted at 10:38

On Saturday 27th July Dean will be a guest speaker at Kendal Calling's 'Acadamy'. He will discuss his route into photography images that have become important milestones in his back catolouge and other subjects around the creative world of photography.

The event will take place in the festivals pop up   Tim Peaks Diner at 10am until 11am on Saturday 27th July. Check the Kendal Calling Acadamy section by clicking  here details and full line up of talks.

Dean is also DJing at the festival. He will appear on the House Party Stage later that evening from 10 - 11pm, joined by his Black Cat DJ cohort Si Cheeba the duo will play the notoriously eclectic mix of Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Funk and LatinBoogaloo as well as unexpected funk get down to Kendal Calling , it is a brilliant Festival and over the weekend has many attractions including Public Enemy, The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx and Primal Scream.

Click here for the Festival line up and the Black Cat mention here .


Gizzi Erskine for The Sunday Times Magazine

19 July 13

Posted at 7:28

Gizzi Erskine

 Gizzi Erskine is The Sunday Times  'new cook'. Dean shot the colorful cover feature in East London's Street Studios. The Feature was released on the 14th July 2013 generating a great deal of interest and introduced Gizzi in a beautifully vivid way. The Cover feature highlights Gizzi's modern cooking style and heralds Gizzi as a very exciting new recruit to the Magazines features crew. Dean wanted the images to reflect the essence of the 1950's and 60's prevalent in miss Erskine’s style and look. Link into the Magazine  here and to catch up on Gizzi's life follow her on twitter  here .


You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - update

19 July 13

Posted at 12:59

© Dean Chalkley 2013


Dean has is now back in the UK following his trip to attend the eagerly anticipated private view of his new group exhibition You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet in Antwerp.


The opening night was 1100 strong parting in to the early hours, helped along the way with a DJ set from homegrown talent Tom Barman from Deus.


© Dean Chalkley 2013


© Guy Voet 2013


The exhibition, which focuses on modern day music photography continues to be shown throughout the summer until 06.10.13.


Click here to view a short video that previewed the show, test your Dutch and see if you can spot anyone familiar :)





Village Green Festival

12 July 13

Posted at 5:54

This Saturday 13th July, Dean will be attending The Village Green festival in his hometown Southend-on-Sea. Following the success of Dean's talks hosted by Metal, the festival's organisers Dean has been invited to DJ along with fellow Black Cat Si Cheeba.

SATURDAY 13 JULY 2013. 11AM – 9PMChalkwell Park. Southend on Sea. SS0 8NB


Adidas Blue ...Watch This Space

08 July 13

Posted at 6:26

Images have started to pop up online, the word is getting out ... a new and exciting range from Adidas is about to hit the mainframe. Check here in the next few days to see some of the shots Dean has done.. Adidas Blue is Coming.