NME: The End of the First Chapter
04 August 15
Posted at 1:13
NME, the New Musical Express a magazine that Dean has had a long relationship with is changing. It is a significant moment in the Magazines history as the current issue will be the final copy that will be actually sold. From now on arguably the worlds best music magazine will be distributed for free. To mark the turning of this new page 'The Best of NME' is now out on the news stand, a solid and fascinating read, covering lots of different topics including many facsimiles of previous seminal covers.
Whilst shooting for the NME Dean has had many exciting and abstract experiences, whether it be shooting features with the likes of Amy Winehouse,Ian Brown,Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Paul Weller,Oasis and Blur or pieces that span the whole magazine like the annual NME awards where the images act like the glue to the issue.
Bands and Artistes have come and gone in the 15-year period that Dean has been a regular contributor to the magazine, some have remained and some have emerged and grown to become giants.
Of course the NME has been around for many more years than that, first published in 1952 it has plotted and helped shape the musical landscape that we know and love. The journalism is fresh and often pulls on the talents of people who live it rather than just view it from the sidelines. From the Editors through the Photo desk to the Journalists, from top to bottom the NME draws interesting and exciting people into its rip roaring world.. As the last 'For Sale' issue says it is a celebration of 'The First Chapter 1952-2015'...The future is bright power to the people! ...The NME people!!