Richard Hawley Artwork: In The City They Call You Love

09 April 24

Posted at 3:18

In This City They Call You Love - Richard Hawley album cover by Dean Chalkley

©Dean Chalkley / BMG



Richard Hawley's forthcoming album release is called ‘In This City They Call You Love’. This masterpiece is Hawley's 10th studio album and some are saying it is the best he has ever made. Hawley has a deep love for Sheffield it's his home town and in many ways muse. The first single release from the album was ‘Two For His Heels’ a dream like lost highway sound with twanging guitar hooks, it certainly sets the scene for what is to come, the full 12-track record comes out on the May 31 via BMG records.

Deans photographs of Richard proudly sit on the cover of the album and many others appear in the artwork and will be emerging through the media as we approach the albums release date.

This album will be an iconic work.

Time Magazine: Jamie Chadwick

16 February 24

Posted at 1:37

Jamie Chadwick

©Dean Chalkley / Camera Press



Time Magazine recently featured one of Deans beautiful pictures of racing car driver Jamie Chadwick in their 'Next Generation Leaders' story. Jamie's career as a racer is going from strength to strength, she is a remarkable person who is making changes as she proceeds up the ladder in what has up until now been a very male dominated sport. Now the USA beckons, Jamie’s the only female driver in the Indy NXT developmental league, Jamie takes it all in her stride, to read the feature follow the Time Magazine link here


13 February 24

Posted at 12:04


© Dean Chalkley



His Lordship with their eponymous new album 'HIS LORDSHIP' is out now.  Dean photographed James Walbourne and Kristoffer Sonne recently and the image made it's way onto the cover of this brilliant new album from this exciting new band ...The beautifully detailed photograph is curious, fittiing perfectly with the bands outlook on things, there are connections to the past, humour and DIY all wrapped up in a kind of anti glamour aesthetic. This album is sure to become a much sought after collectable in the future.

Dean is a big fan of the bands sound and as he put it in his insta post the new garage rock band are 'Smashin’ out cranked up joy with their raw ‘n rockin’ rhythms'. 

There have been many reviews of 'HIS LORDSHIP' click here to read what Buzz Magazine had to say.

Recently Rupert Orton had James and Kristoffer on his Pink Lemonade radio show, you can hear the interview that includes lots more detail about the band including some insider information about the shoot, there is great music too of course.. Click HERE to go to the link. 

The Album is available from many stores and all the online streaming platforms but incase you want a direct link try HERE .. 




Richard Ashcroft: Wigan : Poster

04 December 23

Posted at 8:34

Richard Ashcroft Wigan Concerts ©Dean Chalkley



Richard Ashcroft returns to Wigan for two very special concerts in his hometown. It will be the first time Richard has played there for 25 years so it is sure to be an emotional moment. These will be epic gigs, the first date sold out immediately, a second was added at the time of writing this post there are tickets available but not for long we are sure. Dean's bold photograph of Richard features on the poster. . 

TEM-PLE: Charity: Record Launch

01 December 23

Posted at 8:17

TEM-PLE: Charity: Piccadilly Circus Launch

©Dean Chalkley



TEM-PLE's Christmas record release sets out to make a difference, to focus attention and bring about a change in perception around EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndromes - a group of 13 heritable connective tissue disorders, conditions are caused by genetic changes that affect connective tissue. Each type of EDS has its own set of features with distinct diagnostic criteria including joint hypermobility, skin hyperextensibility, and tissue fragility).

'Never Be Mine This Christmas Time' is a new single written and produced by TEM-PLE featuring the lead vocals of Janayah backed up by the London Community Gospel Choir.

The track was released on 29th November with a performance at Piccadilly Circus under a giant bill board screen that played a reportage film from the recording from the original recording session. This Christmas song is uplifting and draws on influences stretching back to the sounds of Mariah Carey and even Motown sounds from the past brought right into the 21st century.

Dean attended the tracks recording session at Metropolis Studios, images from his reportage will be released in the coming weeks on social media, Dean also popped along to the launch, above is one image he made on the night featuring Janayah and some of the members of the London Community Gospel Choir.

 'Never Be Mine This Christmas Time' is available on streaming platforms and you'll also see mention of it in the press soon.


Young Vic: The Homecoming: Poster

01 December 23

Posted at 7:29

The Young Vic

©Dean Chalkley



The Homecoming is now live at The Young Vic!

As the theatres website explains: In a small house in East London lives a family of butchers and boxers. When academic son Teddy returns home from America, with a wife his family have never met, a strange power struggle between man, wife and in-laws ensues. BAFTA Award-winning Jared Harris (ChernobylMad Men), Joe Cole (Gangs of LondonPeaky Blinders), and Lisa Diveney (Call the Midwife) star in Matthew Dunster's thrilling exploration of Harold Pinter's Tony Award-winning modern classic.

Dean photographed the core cast members for the poster, this photograph is of the theatre's side in South East London.

Kitty Liv: Sweet Dreams: Video

28 November 23

Posted at 10:38

Kitty Liv: Video

©Dean Chalkley x Florian Bel / Sunday Best Recordings



Dean got together with Florian Bel to make a new promo for Kitty Liv.

Followers of Deans work will know that in the past he has worked with Kitty many times; from photographic sessions with Kitty and her siblings Daisy & Lewis, inviting Kitty Daisy & Lewis to play at the Royal Albert Hall as part of an exhibition Dean staged, to in more recent times as being part of the New Perspectives / Phono48 visual-sonic art project Dean created.

Sweet Dreams is the first release Kitty has made since signing to Sunday Best Recordings the track is a sultry sounding groove. Kitty is focusing on her own solo artistry as well as collaborating with several other musicians within her orbit, she has many great songs lined up for release so an album is on the horizon but currently Sweet Dreams is a great opener to this new chapter in Kitty's music, live dates both nationally and internationally are emerging, you can keep up to date here.  

Dean has also photographed Kiity Liv recently, images will be filtering out into the press and social media.


Doc'nRoll Film Festival: Short Film Screening

06 November 23

Posted at 12:54

Doc'nRoll Film Festival: Short Film Screening



On Wednesday 8th November Doc'nRoll festival in partnership with the UAL Subcultures Interest Group will present a screening of Dean's new short film GOOD FOR THE SOUL. Taking place in the London College of Communication the entire evenings schedule is given over to short films that revolve around subcultural topics. It is a sell out show, a total of five films will be presented Dean's film being the final, after the screening Dean and other people involved in the film will take part in a Q&A session hosted by Anne-Marie McGregor.

Here is a little more information about the film...GOOD FOR THE SOUL sets a blistering pace, a celebration of the joy of dancing to Northern Soul. This modern, vibrant and dynamic short film taps into the emotional and cathartic nature of the music. A high powered firecracker of a film that will turn your heartbeat up! The film was created for and exclusively screened within the ’50 Years On The Soul Stays Strong’ exhibition, this exclusive screening at the Doc’n Roll festival will be the first screening outside of that exhibition space. 


05 November 23

Posted at 1:45

Young Vic: The Homecoming

©Dean Chalkley/Young Vic


The YOUNG VIC Theatre presents THE HOMECOMING a modern classic written by Harold Pinter. 

Set In a small house in East London during the 1960s the play focuses on a family of men Max, Sam, Lenny, Joey who are butchers and boxers. The plot unfolds when academic son Teddy returns home from America, with a wife his family have never met, a strange power struggle ensues. This is an edgy play, though written in 1964 by Pinter this piece is as bold today as ever.

The 2023 adaptation is directed by Matthew Dunster and stars an excellent cast of actors including Jared Harris, Joe Cole and Lisa Diveney.

THE HOMECOMING opens on the 27th November 2023 - 27th January 2024.

Dean made the photographs that appear on the plays instantly classic poster working closely with an art director he has collaborated with several times in the past, Emilie Chen.