Dizzee Rascal: Boy In Da Corner: London Live

31 August 16

Posted at 2:19

Dizzee Rascal : Special London Show

Image of Dizzee ©Dean Chalkley


Dizzee Rascal is set to revisit and perform his highly influential 2003 album 'Boy In Da Corner' in it's entirety live in London on Friday 21st October 2016. This special show is part of a series of Red Bull Music Academy shows and talks.


Dean originally photographed Dizzee for the 'Boy In Da Corner' album, singles and other imagery around that period, since then Dean has photographed Dizzee a number of times for magazine features and subsequent releases.


Dasmarca: Postcode Hat Collection Launch Party

26 August 16

Posted at 6:12

Dasmarca: Postcode Hat Collection Launch Party

Image ©Dean Chalkley


The beautiful Dasmarca Postcode Hat Collection will  launch at Craft Central Clerkenwell London on 15th September 2016.

All are welcome to the party. 6:30 >9pm (maybe later....) *Dean will be Djing on the night.


Dasmarca is the Brainchild of Indian-born, London-bred designer Bidyut Das, his newest limited edition premium Postcode Collection toasts traditional styles of yore through a revitalisation of the urban chic. London, his muse, breathes life into each design. “Every area in London has its own character”. 


Dean discussed the concept with Bidyut at the early stages and a collaboration was initiated. The Postcode Collection has been brought alive visually with the collective energies of several top level creative’s including renowned fashion stylist Mark Anthony Bradley and model casting guru Amanda Ashed. Dean photographed the campaign (images above and other large prints more to be unveiled at the party).

Dasmarca launches its inaugural The London Postcode Collection, drawing from the intellectual, industrial and creative energies of five of London’s historical areas with offbeat elegance.


Each style consistis of only 100 embossed and numbered editions, each handmade in England by artisans in Oxfordshire.

Designer Bidyut Das hosts a soirée it’ an open invite so all are welcome to come down and enjoy the evening, the exhibition continues on until 3pm on the 18th September. 


Join the London Postcode community on Instagram:

#wc1_bloomsbury #e2_shoreditch #w1_soho #sw3_chelsea





Merc AW16: Luke Campbell

06 August 16

Posted at 8:35

Luke Campbell : Merc

©Dean Chalkley

Merc and Luke Campbell are a perfect fit, he is the 'Modern Man'. 

Champion Olympic Boxer Luke Campbell MBE is the new face of the Merc Autumn Winter 2016 campaign.

'Cool Hand' Luke won gold at the London 2012 Olympic games and has subsequently turned professional. He is the current WBC Silver and Commonwealth lightweight champion, both titles won in 2016 .

Follow Luke on twitter here, he'll have some great insider opinions and information about the Rio games over the next few weeks competition.

Luke was cast by Amanda at The Ranch and shot at Premier Park Studios in London.

The Merc website has a behind the scenes film made by Itchikoo Films with a soundtrack composed by Milo McKinnon.

More photographs from shoot will emerge soon. 




Jocks and Nerds: Junk Club

06 August 16

Posted at 7:39

Jocks and Nerds: Jock's goes Junk Club

©Dean Chalkley

It has been 10 years since the notorious 'Junk Club' closed. Marking the significance of the underground scene that grew up around it Jocks and Nerds Magazine have dedicated a feature to it's importance, attitude and energy.

This obscure monthly happening became an inspiration to many and acted as a creative and hedonistic incubator for fashion designers and bands like The Horrors and These New Puritans. Junk Club was a place where those who swam against the tidies of mediocrity could be together and let rip!...The feature in issue 19 is written by Andy Thomas, all the photographs are by Dean and includes comment by the original club hosts Rhys Webb, Ciaran O'Shea, Oliver Abbott .

Estuary 2016 will include a live discussion about the the club and it's impact on the 1st October 2016. In the discussion will be : 

Oliver Abbott & Ciaran O’Shea (Junk Club founders); Dean Chalkley (photographer); Luke Branch (The Asylums); Danny White (Youth Club), Rhys Webb (The Horrors) and Rosalie Cunningham (These New Puritans, Ipso Facto, Pursun) with panel host, journalist Tim Burrows


Taking place in the Southend-on-Sea 'Cultural Centre' at the end of the longest pier in the world (BTW there are trains that take you up the end of the pier if you don't want to walk).