PHONO48: One Off Live Performance

24 November 22

Posted at 10:58

Big AC Soul Revue : PHONO 48




PHONO48 will play a one off live gig as part of The Big AC Records concert at the world famous 100 Club in London on the 24-11-22. They will be on stage at 8pm, Dean will introduce the band then they will play their track 'So Pure'. Phono48 are the musical collective who were born out of the New Perspectives project Dean created recently.  to see the film about the project click here. To visit The Big AC Records website for books and the Phono48 vinyl record click here.

In the past Dean has photographed several of the Big AC Soul Revue members and Kitty Liv too.. 






Wilko Johnson: The Passing of a Legend

24 November 22

Posted at 10:29

Wilko Johnson

Wilko Johnson, 2013 by Dean Chalkley 



On the 21st of November 2022 we lost one of the most influential, eccentric and outstanding musicians. Wilko Johnson sadly passed away this week leaving a great legacy and immensely profound effect on the route of modern music and so many musicians his music reached out to. His personality and methods in music set him outside the box, at times unconventional doing it all his own way, he had a profound and deep side with a sense of humour too. Wilko Johnson... Legend!



F*** Rooms: Exhibition

28 October 22

Posted at 6:15

F*** Rooms Exhibition Soho London



The final day of the exhibition takes place on Saturday 29th October 2022.

This short and sharp group show has successfully brought together the work of seven artists in Five Rooms (F*** Rooms) at the gallery space of 15 Bateman Street, Soho, London. Dean and Ciaran O'Shea present their Reverberation show original aired in 2017 this time set in a gallery space the work is allowed it's full colourful potential and with the additional of a unique 3-D installation piece called the Wonderbox it feels totally fresh, as relevant as ever and highly stimulating. Reverberation is a series of unique images inspired by The Beatles seminal album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.

Other artists involved in 'F*** Rooms' group show are painters Simon Monk and Johanna Melvin, 3-D artist Jennie Sharman-Cox, photographer Graham Cann and actor /director Charles Sharman-Cox. 

The PV for the show took place on the 27th October...really busy and a great buzz! 

Hero Magazine features F*** Rooms HERE


Paul Weller x Sunspel: A/W '22

25 September 22

Posted at 2:47

Paul Weller x Sunspel: A/W 2022

©Dean Chalkley / Sunspel



Paul Weller x Sunspel Autumn / Winter '22 just released.

Paul Weller has once again collaborated with the great fashion brand Sunspel. This new collection follows the success of his first from back in Spring 2021. This time the collection focus's on clothes Paul regards as indispensable winter staples, he is quoted as saying about the design process ‘On both collections we’ve worked the same way, I bring in some sketches and some colour references sometimes a picture of an old garment for inspiration. David (Telfer, Sunspel’s creative director) and his team draw this into a proper design and the we look at how to match the colours to what I have in mind...’ The collection has already garnering a lot of attention, and it is available now here!

Dean worked closely with Sunspel's creative director David Telfer and the creative agency Studio Small to develop the campaign.

Throughout the years Dean has photographed Paul Weller many times through the years and he always really enjoys their meetings, 'It was brilliant catching up with Paul again, as well as taking lots of photographs we talked about music and all manner of style stuff as is always the way... '.

As an aside from the Sunspel collaboration, some of Dean's memories of Paul Weller and his band The Style Council are included in the extremely collectable book 'Soul Deep'. This book was made initially as a hard back and then latterly as a soft back see here, unfortunately both version sold out very quickly are out of print currently.


Dean Chalkley x Grolsch Photographic Competition: Winner Announced

24 September 22

Posted at 9:29

Dean Chalkley x Grolsch Photographic Competition: Winner Announced

©Nici Eberl



The winner of the 'Dean Chalkley x Grolsch Live Music Photography Competition' was announced on Friday 23rd September 2022 by Dean through his Instagram account @deanchalkley_ .

Image makers were asked to submit their best live music photographs by tagging their work with #grolschlivemoments on Instagram. A large amount of images were submitted, the deadline for entries was midnight on Friday 9th September 2022.

After a very deep an intense judging period reviewing so many excellent images the winning image became clear, it was an outstanding image submitted by Nici Eberl. The winning picture features Charlie Steen (lead singer from the band SHAME) immersed in the concerts crowd. Nici will receive the prize of £750 of photographic equipment, a mentoring session with Dean and a personal limited edition run of Grolsch bottles with her own images on. Additionally 10 entrants were randomly selected and they will be send a case of Grolsch beer too. 

Dean said in his post, 'I want to say a big THANK YOU to all who entered the competition. It was magnificent to see such great photography, the variety & energy of the image making was remarkable, so many eye catching & thought provoking photographs entered....Brilliant! So, thank you all again for entering & making it a joy to behold!! Long Live Live Photography!!'.

The competition has been a really positive celebration of the live gig experience through photography.

Suede: AUTOFICTION : Album Release

16 September 22

Posted at 10:40

Suede : 2022

©Dean Chalkley



Suede make a triumphant return with 'AUTOFICTION' their 9th studio album (Released 16-9-22) for this album the band have chosen a very raw and immediate direction, it's the band's 'Punk' record a dynamic straight ahead, no frills approach. The album includes the tracks 'She Still Leads Me On', '15 Again' and 'That Boy On The Stage'.

Suede are preparing for several UK shows to celebrate the new record... They are great live too! Dean has long been a fan of the band, many years ago he saw them perform at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool when he was studying in the seaside town. 

Recently Dean has been collaborating with the band for their press photographs and many of his images are making their way out into the world now as the album and tour proceed.

NME say of the Album ' One of the the best comebacks of the 21st century', The Times ' A superb album' and Uncut ' Suede have just made their best album in decades'. 



Dean Chalkley x Grolsch: Live Music Photography Competition Entries Now Closed

13 September 22

Posted at 11:19

Grolsch Live Moments : Thanks for entering

©Dean Chalkley/ Camera Press



The entry phase of the Dean Chalkley x Grolsch : Live Music Photography Competition is now complete, images had to be submitted by midnight 9-9-22.

This exciting competition certainly stimulated image makers to enter many great photographs.

Dean wishes to thank all for entering the competition, he is looking forward to going through the photographs and beginning the difficult task of nominating the winning image. Entries will be reviewed and the winner will be decided upon, the winner will be notified and announced by the 23rd September 2022. This competition has an extra element where 10 randomly selected entrants will receive a case of Grolsch too, each these lucky entrants will also be notified by the same date.

Thank you once again for entering all your photographs on Instagram by using the tag #grolschlivemoments.


Daisy May Cooper: The Sunday Times Magazine

13 September 22

Posted at 10:58

Daisy May Cooper for The Sunday Times Magazine

©Dean Chalkley 



Daisy May Cooper featured in The Sunday Times Magazine on the 4th September 2022. The star of great programmes such as 'This Country' and 'The Witchfinder' talked to writer Sophie Heawood about her personal life and acting career, discussing the changes she has gone through from starting out to now. Daisy has a new series about to run on the BBC called 'Am I Being Unreasonable?' the first episode will air on the 16th September, this new show will certainly provoke some response, Daisy is also about to appear as one of the captains on the Rock'nRoll panel show on 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'.. head over to The Sunday Times Magazine to read the full article. 

Fused Magazine: Interview with Dean

06 September 22

Posted at 10:25

Fused Magazine: Interview with Dean

Photograph of Dean by Gideon Marshall



Released on the 2 September 2022 an interview with Dean by the respected arts and culture publication Fused Magazine.

Throughout the article Dean answers ten questions posed by the Magazine including  '..advice to new creatives coming on to the scene', '' would you describe your photographic style..' '...favourite photo shoots..', '...can you tell us about your process..'. The illuminating answers by Dean provide many insights into the way he approaches his work and helpful considerations to those exploring image making. 


To read the article in full click HERE

Sarah Niles: The Observer Magazine

22 August 22

Posted at 1:11

Sarah Niles

©Dean Chalkley 



Sarah Niles featured in The Observer Magazine on Sunday 21st August 2022, an actor who has appeared in many theatre productions at such notable places as RSC, Old Vic, NT and Royal Court. Sarah has also featured in TV and Film roles including 'Catastrophe', 'Rocks' and Mike Leigh's 'Happy-Go-Lucky', but it is in the hit TV programme 'Ted Lasso' that saw a well deserved ‘Emmy’ nomination for Sarah's portrayal of sports psychologist Dr. Sharon Fieldstone.

The article includes several images not published in the physical copy of the publication.