Dean Chalkley's iconic photography spans over three decades.
Dean has been creating striking photography throughout his career creating an exceptional archive of outstanding images.
For the past 12 years Dean has produced Fine Art Edition Prints for collectors to purchase.
Each Limited Edition Print is made to the highest of standards with the quality control overseen by Dean. All are hand signed, numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authentication. These beautiful, collectable works are created in very small quantities.
Open Edition Prints are made with equal care and attention however the Edition is unlimited and each print is signed and not numbered.
All these Fine Art Edition prints come with great provenance to both private collectors and institutions making highly attractive propositions for seasoned collectors, occasional buyers and those looking to acquire their first works of art.
Dean is currently curating a collection of work made through his association with the NME magazine. It contains classic Edition Prints from the archive as well as new works that have never been available until now. We are very please to announce that it will be made available to purchase in the near future.
Edition prints are made using either Giclée or Chromogenic archival processes.
Giclée is a fine art digital printing process combining pigment based inks with high quality archival paper.
Dean's preferred fine art paper for the Giclée process is manufactured by the heritage paper company Hahnemühle, a paper-mill that has been crafting fine papers for over a century.
It is their Fine Art range of papers that deliver the deepest blacks, brightest whites and deep, vibrant colours lending each artwork a three-dimensional appearance and impressive pictorial depth.
The Hahnemühle PhotoRag paper is acid and lignin-free, meeting the most exacting requirements for age resistance. Its ideal combination of structure, print quality and weight, makes it one of the most versatile Fine Art modern papers.
The Chromogenic Print, or as it is frequently referred to Digital C-type, is the latest evolution in conventional colour darkroom printing technique. Light sensitive paper is precisely exposed using computer technology using lasers or LEDs rather than a conventional enlarger bulb. The chemical processing of the paper remains the same as conventional darkroom methods.
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper is Dean's preferred Chromogenic paper choice. This classic photographic paper incorporates latest silver halide, coupler and layer design technology enabling it to deliver fantastic colour reproduction, white purity and image stability.
& Paper Stock
Occasionally Dean might produce work using alternative processes, this might use a whole variety of different techniques also different paper stocks or mediums maybe used. These will be illustrated and noted clearly in the collection information.
Dean’s chosen printers are a company established since 2007 specialising in digital printing, mounting and framing, based in Shoreditch, East London. With an eye for detail, they use the finest materials, catering for professional artists, international museums and institutions.
Prints are sold with no framing or mounting however if you require a bespoke framing and mounting service, please email info@deanchalkley and we can suggest suppliers.
Photographs of Dean Chalkley by Chris Chudleigh