The Sunday Times Magazine: Paul Weller

03 April 19

Posted at 1:22

©Dean Chalkley / Camera Press


Recently Dean photographed the living legend that is Paul Weller for The Sunday Times Magazine. The accompanying article, written by Krissi Murison is very illuminating showing sides of Paul that are very rarely seen. Paul talks about his music, family and views on the changing and redefining ways society and attitudes are evolving. Paul covers a lot of ground in this insightful interview. 

Dean visited Paul at his studio in Surrey and made many beautiful images, some were shot outside on a white seamless (It happened to be a beautiful sunny day) and others were made within the recording studio. 

Dean has photographed Paul Weller several times, these sessions have featured in Artwork and editorial features for a variety of publications.

Considering Paul Weller's over all career including The Jam, Style Council, Paul Weller Movement etc  there are few artists that have so consistently produced great work over such a long time period. 

To go to The Sunday Time page click here 

The Book of Man: Looking for Men

03 April 19

Posted at 10:57

©Dean Chalkley / The Book Of Man 


Wow!! What a day it was!! Dean shot over 100 Men in a day for this amazing project... Check out the images and read the words, be happy the lives and perceptions of men are changing.  It was a shoot about community, expression and being a man, whatever each individual’s idea of being a man meant.

This shoot was the finale of the The Book of Man  Festival of New Masculinity

Thank you to Marian Paterson for shoot production and the brilliant edit…

Each gallery below has photographs of 20 men:

1st  Here 

2nd Here

3rd Here

4th Here

Thanks go to all who came and were photographed and helped make the day happen, Lomography for the instant camera which allowed Dean to create an ‘Instant Exhibition’ on the day, to  Harry’s, for making it all possible , and suicide prevention charity CALM, who received ticket proceeds. Also to Freedom Brewery for the excellent beer.




Looking For Men: Book of Man x Calm

14 March 19

Posted at 9:32

©Dean Chalkley


‘LOOKING FOR MEN' is the closing event of The Festival of New Masculinity by The Book of Man taking place The Book Club on 19th March.


Between 8am-7pm Dean will be photographing 100 men. The plan is to take snapshot of men (and those who identify as men), he'll be using the Lomo camera to create a unique 'instant' exhibition that will grow through the day.

Email if you'd like to be photographed for the exhibition, as mentioned photographing from 8am to 7pm.


7pm -10pm There will be a happening in the basement of the book club. An exhibition, panel talk podcast and an after party with Justin Robertson..

All ticket sale profits are going to the charity Calm .

Dean will present a brand new large piece of work made especially for this evening created from images from his archive.

The panel discussion will revolve around the changing representations of men today and what can be done to improve the way men see themselves featuring Oscar from Acid Jazz Records , Matt Hiscock Harry's, Simon Gunning from Calm, Martin Robinson from The Book of Man and Dean……Oh and a free Harry's goodie bag, a free beer from Freedom Brewery and access to the after party to celebrate the end of The Festival of New Masculinity with legendary DJ Justin Robertson.

The Book of Man sets out to highlight and break the boundaries defying outmoded stereotypes and systems, helping men make a POSITIVE impact on the people and places we all deal with, every day. It's about defying outmoded stereotypes and systems and helping remake the world in a different way.

Click HERE for the link to buy tickets to the evening event.






Francesca Maffeo Gallery: Guest Speaker

24 February 19

Posted at 11:46

©Dean Chalkley / Young Souls


Dean will present and discuss is work, motivation and approach, showing many images he has produced over the decades.

The event will take place at the Francesca Maffeo Gallery in Leigh-on-Sea Essex, on the 29th March 2019 19:00 to 21:00.

Following the talk there will be a Q&A session, Dean will be taking questions from gallery owner and curator Francesca Genovese and the audience.

That's the 'Photo' part of the 'Photo Social' complete, the rest of the night will be relaxed social time. Drinks and nibbles will be supplied, so some good mingling and chatting to finish off the evening. A great night ahead in one of the South East's premiere contemporary photography focused galleries.

Click here for tickets.

Growing up in Southend-on-Sea, in the 1980’s, Dean embraced the Mod youth sub-culture - the clothes, scooters, records, as well as the attitude, played a big part in defining his photographic outlook we are sure that this will form part of the talk...

For more details on the event please contact the gallery direct:

Francesca Maffeo Gallery / Studio 284

284 Leigh Road




+44 (0)1702 345005 

+44 (0) 7970846497









Rosamund Pike: The Observer Magazine

03 February 19

Posted at 4:30

©Dean Chalkley / Eyevine 



Dean photographed the renowned actor Rosamund Pike for todays Observer Magazine (3-1-19). The cover feature has several images by Dean and the interview illuminates many different topics that are important to Rosamund at tis moment. In the course of the interview there's also a moment where the interviewer / interviewee tables are flipped. The piece discusses Rosamund's new film 'A Private War', the story of the late Marie Colvin (War Journalist), it's a ' Breathtaking, stop-you-in-your-tracks movie..' according to feature writer Sophie Heawood. It's clear that Rosamund has deeply immersed herself in the role. 'A Private War' is in UK cinemas from 15th February here is the official trailer. Rosamund is a supporter of the Mines Advisory Group a charity that removes landmines



Jocks & Nerds : Radio Show Listen Again

30 December 18

Posted at 1:06

The first Jocks & Nerds Radio Show was broadcast Boxing Day on Soho Radio. For those who tuned in you'll know that the subjects talked over covered Fashion, Art, Culture and Music with a touching dedication to the legend Paul 'Trouble' Anderson who sadly passed away recently. The chat was accompanied by great music, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues a couple of tracks by Kojey Radical and even a great slice of Steve Marriott's Humble Pie. Click HERE or on the images below to go to the rewind of the show. Dean shot all these images whilst there that’s why he doesn't appear in them...


Jocks & Nerds Radio Show images


Jocks & Nerds Radio Show images



Jocks & Nerds Radio Show images

All images ©Dean Chalkley/Camera Press



Jocks & Nerds: Soho Radio Show

23 December 18

Posted at 4:47

Jocks & Nerds: Soho Radio Show: Boxing Day


Broadcast: Soho Radio, Boxing Day, 6pm-8pm.

This picture features the guys that will appear on the first Jocks & Nerds radio show. From left to right Mark Webster, Dean, Marcus Agerman Ross and Stuart Patterson.

Jocks & Nerds editor Marcus Agerman Ross asked Dean if he would be the first guest on their inaugural radio show, Dean will be joining Marcus and his new and what will be regular co-hosts Mark Webster (Writer-Broadcaster) Stuart Patterson (DJ-Promoter).

Producing a radio show is a new medium for Jocks & Nerds and heralds some exciting new developments, at the moment the specifics of those plans are under wraps but suffice to say 2019 will be very interesting year in this camp.

The two hour radio programme broadcast on Boxing Day will also be archived so those who are wrapped (or unwrapped) up in the Christmas moment can listen back.

Here is a Link to Soho Radio






Merry Christmas

23 December 18

Posted at 4:37

Merry Christmas

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... Respect and salutations.

V&A: Friday Late X Kojey Radical Short Film

26 November 18

Posted at 2:13

Kojey Radical _ V&A_


V&A Friday Late x Kojey Radical short film


Kojey Radical, a short film directed by Dean Chalkley will be screened at the V&A this Friday (30 Nov), as part of  “Friday Late: Rising”.

The moving image piece will be presented between 20:30 and 21:30 as four screenings in the Hocchauser Auditorium, level one, Sackler Centre.

Friday Late: Rising is a free event and offers a chance to immerse in contemporary youth culture through workshops, performances, music, happenings... And of course Kojey Radical short film.

In this reflective, atmospheric and illuminating short film we journey into the mind of one of the UK’s most exciting, emerging, musical artists; Kojey Radical. A true creative in every sense of the word, Kojey is for many, becoming the voice of his generation.

His inner-city sound is pushing British music in bold new directions; uninhibited and with strong socio-political consciousness.

Friday Late: Rising full program runs from 18:30 to 22:00 throughout the whole building.


@deanchalkley_|@kojeyradical|#V&A | #FridayLate


RUDEBOY SHOCKOUT ! : The Design Museum

21 November 18

Posted at 12:27

Return of the Rudeboy : Shockout !

©Dean Chalkley / Harris Elliott 



RUDEBOY SHOCKOUT! is part of : Be Seen! Get Heard ! 

Q&A + Book signing at The Design Museum : Free Entry : 24-11-18 15:00>16:30 

Dean and Harris Elliott created and curated the Return of the Rudeboy exhibition at Somerset House in 2014. The exhibition examined the sartorial swagger of 60 individuals.

Dean and Harris will be in conversation with The Design Museum curator Ameena McConnell discussing the influence of the Rudeboy movement and why it remains a vital and dynamic element of contemporary British fashion, style, design history and culture.

Following the Q&A Dean and Harris will do a Return of the Rudeboy book signing.

Saturday's Be Seen! Get Heard!, event actually runs through the day from 11:00>18:00 including talks with Deyan Sudjic and Simon Frederick a presentation using the Pecha Keucha format by designers at different stages of their career to be seen and have their voice heard through showcasing their work and of course the Rudeboy Shockout!... A lot of good stuff happening there through the day and it's free to attend as well.