Return of the Rudeboy Book Launch event : Rudeboy Salon 5th and 6th June 2015

27 May 15

Posted at 8:03

Reudeboy Salon


Hold Tight!!

Return of the Rudeboy is releasing a book a hard cover 128pg beautifully printed companion to the Return of the Rudeboy exhibition.

The launch event for the book is called the 'Rudeboy Salon'.  This two day event taking place on the 5th and 6th June 2015.

The Rudeboy Salon reclaims the notion of  the old school art and cultural happening it will be a happening in keeping with the Return of the Rudeboy style and takes place at the Hospital Club Gallery, Ground Floor, Endell Street Covent Garden.

The book will be exclusively available to purchase in the 'Rudeboy Salon' over those two days, there after it will be available  at selective outlets and on-line (details of this will be in a later post) 

Free entry and open to the public from 10am - 10pm .

As illustrated in the events schedule Dean and Harris will be attending and taking part in a number of book signings, there will be djs throughout the days/evenings and also Rudeboy Salon Talks with special guest Q&A's   (To be watch this space seats will be limited so be poised) 

here is a link to the Return of the Rudeboy instagram too...nice!



Paul Weller for The Observer Magazine

12 May 15

Posted at 1:42

Paul Weller

Sunday's feature about Paul Weller has attracted a lot of interest. Often known as the Mod Father, Paul Weller discussed his current attitudes, politics, family life and mindset together with his deep passion for music and the direction it is taking him. You can read the article written by Miranda Sawyer  here. Dean explained that this was a significant shoot for many reasons not least that Paul is a person that has influenced his perspective on life and taste both musically and in a fashion context. Paul's steadfast attitude sets him out from others. This is the 5th time Dean has photographed Paul Weller  each time has been a total pleasure according to Mr.Chalkley.


Young Souls at the Vortigern Gallery Margate 22-5-15 until 26-6-15

12 May 15

Posted at 12:56

Vortigern exhibition poster

The Young Souls project arose when Dean was invited to submit photographic essay and a short film to 125 Magazine, the publication always revolves around a word and in this instance it was the interpretation of ‘Religion’. Dean explains ‘Immediately the phase “Keep the faith” came into my head, music never being far from my mind, I thought that this would be a great opportunity to explore and present a subject that is close to my heart. With the stills I didn’t want to recreate the past, but I did aim to produce timeless works that illustrate the culture as never before."

For those of you who know about the culture of Northern Soul you will not need any explaination however for those new to this fabulous scene you can start off by having a look at the wiki link here.

Vortigern Margate is a new photographic gallery and rare bookshop based in the Old Town of Margate in Kent, England. It represents a wide range of photographic artists and also stocks a carefully curated selection of mostly first edition rare and out of print photo-books and vintage magazines from the 1950's to the present day.

Vortigern Margate takes it's name from Margate's famous Vortigern caves and is the premiere destination in the south east of England for photographers and those who love the medium.

In the past Dean was invited to screen his award winning short film Young Souls at the Turner Contemporary Gallery so it is fitting that now Dean will present a selected edit of the original Young Souls exhibition in the Vortigern Gallery a fine new gallery also in Margate.

Vortigern opens Thursdays – Sundays 11am- 5pm click on the poster to link to the galleries website.