Essential Journal: In conversation with Dean

25 July 19

Posted at 6:40

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Out this week, the Essential Journal features an in depth interview with Dean. Writer Will Halbert discusses a range of topics including Dean's photography, love for music and even scooters. The whole feature can be found here.

Rudeboy in Coventry

20 July 19

Posted at 7:29


Elements of Return of the Rudeboy will be presented at 'Rudeboy in Coventry' this weekend. Open Saturday afternoon / evening and Sunday 20/21st July.

Harris Elliott and Dean will head up to Coventry to present a sample of the seminal exhibition and to take part in a Q&A session with Cara Pickering at the West Indian Club, Covetry.

Q&A (3-4:30pm, free entry)

That evening there’s a screening of the great feature film  ‘Rudeboy-the story of Trojan Records’

Doors 7:30 screening 8:30-11:30 pm

After the film  local Dj’s playing Ska and Reggae sounds for the Dance that will extend way into the night and early hours.  Head over to Rudeboy in Coventry for all the details. 

The artwork will be on view Sunday please check local press or Rudeboy in Coventry socials for opening times.

It all happens at the The West Indian Club 159, Spon Street, Coventry, UK  

Young Vic Theatre: Hamlet Cush Jumbo

20 June 19

Posted at 4:11

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Here’s Cush Jumbo as Hamlet by William Shakespeare directed by Greg Hersov at the Young Vic Theatre photographed by Dean.

‘Shakespeare wrote no other male character like Hamlet,’ Cush Jumbo says. ‘He wrote “a new man” and I think today we are still questioning what it is to be that man, to be any man in fact.’

What it means to be a man theme connects directly with The Book of Man: Looking for men  work and exhibition that Dean did for the PPA award winning publication The Book of Man last March. 

Cush will play Hamlet at London’s Young Vic in 2020. Ophelia and Gertrude are the main female characters in Hamlet but, as The Guardian mentions, female actors have taken on the lead role itself including Asta Nielsen, Frances de la Tour and Maxine Peake.

Cush Jumbo is a British Actress and Writer best known for playing Lucca Quinn in The Good Wife and The Good fightShe was awarded the OBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Drama.

She was Olivier nominated for the role of Marc Anthony in Phyllida Lloyd's all female production of Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse/St Anns Warehouse NYC) and won an Evening Standard Award for writing and starring in Josephine and I, a one woman show about the black performer Josephine Baker.

Kwame Kwei-Armah’s new dynamic creative direction at The Young Vic is championing cultural inclusion and pioneering its reach impact and education work in London.


Public booking opens Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 12pm for Hamlet  from 6 Jul 2020 - 22 Aug 2020.


See you at the show!!

Sunday Times Magazine: Liam Gallagher & Kids

17 June 19

Posted at 10:24

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For the Fathers Day edition of The Sunday Times Magazine Dean photographed Liam Gallagher and his three grown-up children Gene Gallagher, Lennon Gallagher and Molly Moorish-Gallagher.

This exclusive shoot is accompanied by an in-depth interview by writer Krissi Murison covering Liam's relationships with his children, brother Noel and partner / manager Debbie Gwyther as well as many other topics. The kids have clearly adopted much of Liam's swagger, banter and whit, the article has some great quotes by all and signifies a new and exciting phase in LG's life and musical career.

In the last few weeks the documentary feature film 'As It Was' has been on at the cinema. The film shows the early days and background of Liam's life, his time in Oasis to the end to what was one of the most significant and influential bands from the UK. It then reflects the low points after that turbulent moment, to his rise from the flames of this moment. Now Liam is very much back, BIG TIME!...His swagger is unstoppable, Shockwave is LG's most recent single release and his forthcoming album Why Me? Why Not? will be out on 20th September. 

Click HERE for the Sunday Times Magazine

NME: Mark Ronson

11 June 19

Posted at 10:26

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Dean photographed Mark Ronson for the cover of this weeks NME. The article released on  Friday 7th June is a  'Big Read' feature, and  contains an in depth interview with Mark Ronson, one of the worlds most accomplished contemporary popular music producers. From his Hip Hop background he's shape shifted through seminal works with Amy Winehouse, created monster pop soul hits with Bruno Mars and even won an Oscar for his work with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga on the film ' A Star Is Born'.  His latest work continues his  collaborative hook ups, Miley Cyrus, King Princess, Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello and Yeebaon are all on “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart,” Ronson's new album. This highly anticipated new work emerges on June 21. You can read the whole feature HERE there're more photographs from the session in the piece.

Laville: Jocks & Nerds

03 June 19

Posted at 8:41

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Laville's expressive soulful voice and emotional songwriting is grabbing attention and plaudits from new fans and music industry heads alike.

Dean photographed André Laville before his concert at ‘The Borderline' in Soho London, this showcase marked the launch of ‘Thirty One’, Laville’s debut EP.

The picture above appears in the freshly relaunched Jocks & Nerds Magazine, it's the Summer ’19 edition and available HERE.

Laville's first full length album 'The Wanderer', will be released on 19th July, it includes the epic track ‘Easy’ which has to be one of the highlights amongst many other great songs. Click HERE to pre-order the album.

*Footnote: The Borderline venue is steeped in musical heritage,  many of the greats have playing there and it's one of the last gig venues in Soho. Currently it is under threat of demolition, it will be a great shame to see this venue close.




The Last Dance Radio Show: Boogaloo Radio

03 June 19

Posted at 5:18



On Thursday 30th of May Dean was invited as a special guest on the North London Radio Station, broadcast from the infamous Boogaloo Bar in Highgate.

What music would you listen to if today was the last day? 

Would you sing in the shower? What tune would you play while getting ready, eating, going to a club etc…? 

Click HERE for the show and hear what would be on Dean's playlist. THE LAST DANCE RADIO SHOW on Boogaloo Radio is presented by Stuart Whiffen and Josh Weller (Josh could not be on this particular show).


The Observer Magazine: Jarvis Cocker

19 May 19

Posted at 6:03

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The one and only Jarvis Cocker features in The Observer Magazine today. Dean's photographs appear on the cover and inside the magazine, an intense close up portrait leads the feature, complimented by dynamic and playful leaping cover shot and abstract full length portraits within the article. 

Writer Sophie Heawood interviewed Jarvis for the piece and discusses a range of topics including his rather unusual and unexpected love Jarvis has for caves... Dean has photographed Jarvis before for the NME over 10 years ago and was delighted to catch up with one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars of music... Jarvis's new project is under the name JARV IS and his first release is ' Must I Evolve!'  It is rather good !

PULL UP!! : Totally Wired Radio : 2

14 May 19

Posted at 9:41


The Radio Show is now archived and can be heard here

Original Post:

Dean and Harris Elliott will present their monthly radio show on the new Acid Jazz radio station TWR (Totally Wired Radio). Broadcast live on Thursday 16-5-19 18:00 - 20:00. This months show features Design Legend Swifty as well as Fods from the immaculate fashion brand Labrum. Harris and Dean always play great music on the show too so tune in if you can.

Vital Vinyl : Ben Sherman Carnaby Street Re-Opening

09 May 19

Posted at 3:10



On Saturday 11th May Dean will be DJing at the Ben Sherman Carnaby Street store re-opening.

In addition, there will be a pop-up exhibition that will take you on a journey. A combination of prints and text that describes a vital selection of vinyl from Dean’s formidable collection, as well as personal stories and insights.

Come along enjoy it with a drink and a heavy dose of Northern Soul, RnB, Ska, SoulJazz, etc…

The event will take place between 4-7 pm in Carnaby Street. The exhibition will remain up for one week.

Ben Sherman has been at the centre of British style and culture for over 50 years.