Dean's ONE Publication Is Now Ready

30 May 16

Posted at 8:30

ONE-publication release

ONE is a new large format publication by Dean Chalkley. Bold and progressive ONE contains a carefully curated collection of images complimented by an exclusive written piece by Aimée Keeble. Produced in collaboration with Studio Makgill using state of the art printing by L & S Printing on beautiful paper by G.F.Smith. Made as a small limited edition of only 500 and self-published, this publication is something very special indeed. We are very pleased to announce that ONE is now available for pre-order from Antenne Books (   





Young Soul Rebels: by Stuart Cosgrove : Released

30 May 16

Posted at 7:31

Young Soul Rebels

Stuart Cosgrove has released his most recent work, Young Soul Rebels on Polygon Books. This is a great book from someone who knows the Northern Soul scene but tells his personal history against the backdrop of the social and political climate of the time. The opening lines of Stuart Cosgrove's Young Soul Rebels are controversial and compelling unexpected but this is an intimate story. Northern Soul is arguably Britain's most fascinating musical underground scene. This book takes the reader on a journey through the iconic clubs that made it famous , Manchester's Twisted Wheel, Stoke's-The Golden Torch and of course the Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Cleethorpes. The book covers the social context, rise of amphetamine culture, the policing, north-south divide and even stepping out to the rave scene and music in the era of the world wide web...of course lots more. A great read. An image from the Young Souls series, Amy Ireland appears in the book acknowledging the fact that this body of work is significant it the scene and points to the future of this wonderful sub culture.



28 May 16

Posted at 8:37

PhotoMagazine London Calling

©dean chalkley

French publication Photo Magazine centres on the importance of PhotoLondon this month. Issued to coincide with the fair that took over Somerset House the week before last. Including features on Martin Parr, David Bailey, Rankin, Don McCullin, Nadav Kander, Tim Walker, Miles Aldridge, Nick Brandt and a 10 pg editorial on Dean's music work... Georgia May Jagger graces the cover shot by Mario Sorrenti.

The photograph above was shot by Dean at the notorious East London pub Ye Olde Axe Pub in Hackney Road when Neils Children played a happening there.



Estuary 2016: Arts Festival Announced

27 May 16

Posted at 8:06

Estuary 2016

Arts Organisation 'Metal' have announced the Estuary 2016 Festival.  This new, biennial arts festival is curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary and will be presented in culturally significant and historic venues along the Essex and Kent shorelines.  An exciting mix of new and existing works will pull together powerful themes resonant to the place, its history, landscape and communities in an ambitious programme of contemporary art, literature, film and music. Dean will be taking part in a panel discussion and presenting a raw and redux edit of images he shot in the notorious Junk Club. This will be a timely anniversary celebration from a from an important cultural spike that spawned such bands as The Horrors and These new Puritans a decade ago. The panel discussion will take place in the  purpose built Arts space at the end of Southend Pier (The longest Pier in the world..)

  - See more click here The Festival runs between 17 Sept - 2nd Oct 2016 refer to the Estuary 2016 website for updated information and booking information 


Dizzee Rascal: Boy In Da Corner

06 May 16

Posted at 11:32


dizzee rascal _ Boy In Da Corner

13 years ago Dean shot this cover of 'Boy In Da Corner' it was immediately obvious that Dizzee Rascal & this album were both extra special. Dizzee exploded onto the scene inspiring to so many. Dizzee will perform the album in full on 6th May for The Red Bull Music Academy in New York City..

Dizzee was then and continues to be a pioneer.

The Album cover is now in the Museum of Modern Art this is a great honour & privilege.

Respect also to #BenDrury, art director, designerand  XL Recordings too ...