Alice Jemima: Album Cover

03 March 20

Posted at 12:04

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Musical artist Alice Jemima released her new album 'Everything Changes' on the 28th February through Sunday Best Records

Dean collaborated with designer Discordo on this project re-igniting their collective approach that was seen in full effect in the 'Reverberation' exhibition back in 2017. Dean and Discordo worked closely with Alice to make this album cover and all the accompanying singles artwork iterations and press imagery.

The elegance of the albums cover image very much sets the scene for the music's groove, lush and dreamy with an eye on the dancefloor. Alice Jemima recently toured with Sophie Ellis Bextor, Sophie has also co-written some tracks with Alice on 'Everything Changes'.

Here's a bit of trivia for you...Several years ago Sophie Ellis Bextor and producer Spiller were photographed by Dean for a Mixmag feature around the release of their massive dance single 'Groovejet'. It was at the exact moment Sophie Ellis Bextor became well known, the shoot took place in Dean's living room... 

You can find Alice Jemima's album 'Everything Changes' here.

The Sunday Times Magazine: KSI

02 March 20

Posted at 5:24

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In January uber YouTuber KSI adorned the cover of The Sunday Times Magazine. Dean shot a portrait session with KSI and writer Decca Aitkenhead interviewed KSI this cover feature introduced the gigantic online superstar to a whole new (probably older) audience. With over 21 million subscribers and 5 billion video views KSI has exploded across digital platforms, his boxing match with American rival YouTuber Logan Paul was the a huge event and his musical exploits earned him the number 1 slot in the iTunes chart. So KSI is exploding into our consciousness right now, Dean had a great time on the shoot, accompanied by his assistant Domizia Salusest he got some vital and dynamic photographs you can see the article HERE.


Sight & Sound: Bong Joon Ho

11 February 20

Posted at 6:42

Bong Joon Ho

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Ground breaking, South Korean film director, Bong Joon Ho won 4 oscars this week for his film PARASITE and the film has also scooped the Palm d’Or, Golden Globe and two BAFTAs.

Bong is the first guest editor of Sight & Sound magazine for the March 2020 issue.

He says “I studied cinema around 30 years ago, I used to read Sight & Sound magazine a lot. I read it with my Film Society members. Sometimes, we even got illegally copied issues and read them. So, it’s very meaningful for me and I’m greatly honoured to work on this issue as a guest editor.”

Sight & Sound’s March cover features exclusive portraits of the director taken by Dean.

The Observer: Ncuti Gatwa

08 January 20

Posted at 2:10

Ncuti Gatwa

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This week the Observer Magazine features actor Ncuti Gatwa photographed by Dean.

Ncuti stars in the Netflix series ‘Sex Education’ playing Eric Effiong, his character has been a great hit with viewers.

The role is an important one and has helped people understand their relationships and he says, ‘ character resonates with how resilient a lot of marginalised people have to be’

It’s a really good read, writer Rebecca Nicholson discusses Ncuti’s Rwandan & Scottish background as well as his meteoric rise to success. To read the full article go here.

The second series of Sex Education starts on 17 January. Ncuti is now also filming other productions so keep an eye out for those news flashes!


Sunday Times Magazine: Noel Gallagher

25 December 19

Posted at 12:32

Sunday Times Noel

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It's the festive season, on the cover and inside this week's Sunday Times Magazine sits a feature with Noel Gallagher. Noel is was interviewed by Rachel Johnson, they talked about family relations and views on the festive time. The feature has whipped up some speculations so If you want to read all about it and missed the first physical magazine you can catch up HERE

Okay, well it is holiday time here at Chalkley Towers so we'd like to say whatever your beliefs please take a moment to reflect and respect others. Happy New Year and we'll be back in 2020 with more exciting projects and culture.


PULL UP!! : December '19

20 December 19

Posted at 5:51

PULL UP!! December 2019



PULL UP!!  The December edition is now available to listen to HERE ....

Ramrock Records label boss Jo Wallace joins Dean to present the show this month with guest singer/songwriter Pauline Taylor.. So many great music on the show including Betty Wright, Tommy Tucker, Jimmy McGriff, Joseph Malik, The Joubert Singers & more....

All Kinds Of Naughty: Kickstarter Target Reached

09 December 19

Posted at 12:45

Ian Dury

Image from Ian Dury & The Blockheads Promo Video 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick' 


Great news!!  The Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for 'All Kinds Of Naughty', the exhibition dedicated to celebrating and responding to the lyrics and music of Ian Dury, reached it's target!

The Thames Group Of Artists, (Dean is one - there's 20 different artists in total in the group) are most grateful for the support from those who got involved and pledged.

There will be many announcements about the show as it grows and nears it's premiere in March 2020, but for now we simply want to say THANK YOU.

All Kinds Of Naughty: Kickstarter

24 November 19

Posted at 8:52

All Kinds Of Naughty : Kickstarter



All Kind Of Naughty : Kickstarter campaign running until the 30th November 2019 click here for the link...If you are interested and get involved...

The 'Thames Group Of Artists', is a collective of twenty working artists all with a personal and direct connection to the River Thames.

The Group have a new project underway, a planned exhibition in 2020 entitled 'ALL KINDS OF NAUGHTY' all work included will be inspired by the songs and lyrics of the great Ian Dury. .  

Dean has recently joined this group and will collaborate with Ciaran O'Shea aka Discordo on a piece for the exhibition. The pair have often joined forces on projects in the past, one notable recent show being 'Reverberation'.

With the blessing of Ian Dury's wife Sophy and children, Jemima and Baxter, theThames Group Of Artists are putting together a vital show celebrating the work of Ian Dury.

The 27th March 2020 will mark the twentieth anniversary of Ian’s untimely death from cancer, it will also be the opening night of the exhibition at The Stash Gallery Aldgate. Once the exhibition's run is complete at the Stash Gallery it will move to the Jonathan Ross's Gallery 286 Earls Court then onto The Cadiz Gallery in Greenwich, the Lilford Gallery Canterbury and then the Beecroft Gallery Southend where it will also feature as part of the 2020 Estuary Festival of art, music, literature and film.

There are also other Galleries interested in presenting the exhibition so news may follow on that nearer the time. 


PULL UP!!: Radio Show: October

18 October 19

Posted at 2:23

Pill Up!!: October 2019



HERE is October's PULL UP!! Radio Show. 

Recorded on Thursday 17-10-19, Dean and Harris present their monthly journey into music and culture, this month they specially focus on upcoming music documentary films that will be screen at the Doc'n Roll Film Festival in London between 1st to 17th November.

The festival's directors Colm Forde and Vanessa Lobon join Dean and Harris in the second hour of the show sharing some of the highlights and all of the details about this excellent annual event.

Tune in and turn on!...


Debbie Harry: The Sunday Times Magazine

30 September 19

Posted at 6:47

Debbie Harry by Dean Chalkley

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Debbie Harry is releasing an autobiography called - Face It

The Sunday Times Magazine this week (29th Sept) features Dean's shoot with Debbie Harry the music legend and style Icon. The pictures are accompanied by writer Decca Aitkenhead's great interview tapping into Debbie's views and what might be expected from the book, Decca says early on in the piece, 'Face It is a riot of jaw dropping rock'n'roll anecdotes...' .

To read the full article go to The Sunday Times Magazine's Website here

The photographic session took place recently at one of London's most prestigious and glamorous luxury hotels, 'The Savoy' on The Strand. This hotel has such a rich history and many  famous guests have stayed there from Monet, Frank Sinatra to Elizabeth Taylor to name just three, the list goes on and on...So it was the perfect setting for Debbie, who has to be one of the most recognisable and legendary artists in music's hall of fame. 

The book will be available from on the 1st October 2019 and it looks like a great read. 

One good shop that will be selling signed copies (while stocks last) is Rough Trade, they introduce Debbie in this way:

'As a musician, an actor, a muse, an icon, the breadth of Debbie Harry’s impact on our culture has been matched by her almost Sphinx-like reticence about her inner life. Through it all – while being acclaimed as one of the most beautiful women in the world, prized by a galaxy of leading photographers and fashion designers, beloved by legions of fans for her relentless, high-octane performances, selling 50 million albums or being painted by Andy Warhol – Debbie Harry has infused her perennial Blondie persona with a heady mix of raw sexuality and sophisticated punk cool.', 'Face It is a memoir as dynamic as its subject.' - Excepts from Rough Trade's website here.