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.

Dean Chalkley x Grolsch: Live Music Photography Competition

19 August 22

Posted at 8:03

Dean Chalkley x Grolsch

Photograph of Dean and the Bottles by Mikael Buck



Dean has teamed up with Grolsch to celebrate live music! 


A new photographic competition is announced today (19-8-22) through Dean’s Instagram account.

The call goes out to those who love immortalising brilliant gig moments through photography, on or off the stage! 

Entrants have the chance to win £750 of photographic equipment vouchers, a mentored session with Dean and a set of Grolsch bottles featuring their winning image, plus 10 randomly selected entries will win a free case of Grolsch to enjoy.

All entrants need to do is share their pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #GrolschLiveMoments

The deadline to post your photographs for the competition is midnight on the 9th September 2022.

Once all the entries are in Dean will select the winning photograph the successful image maker will be informed of their win on the 23rd September 2022.


Recently a limited edition of 100 bottles were also created in collaboration with Grolsch featuring 4 of Deans images (in the image above), the designs were pictures focusing on the crowds perspective, each bottle was uniquely numbered. 

This limited edition promptly sold out with proceeds going to the Music Venue Trust charity. 

Dean says ‘It’s great to be part of this exciting campaign that gives back to the live music industry after everything it’s been through over the last couple of years and encourages new and exciting photography around music.’


The photographic competition is open to over 18’s. For all the T’s&C’s click HERE

Please #drinkresponsibly


Honorary Fellowship: NUA

19 July 22

Posted at 9:39

Dean Chalkley Honorary Fellowship Picture




On the 12th July 2022 Dean was made Honorary Fellow of the NUA. Recognised for his contribution to Photography this prestigious award was bestowed on Dean during the 2022 Graduation ceremony at academic Road Stadium Norwich. 

Course Leader for Photography James Smith delivered the Oration, highlighting several aspects of Dean's life and professional career as well as a number of anecdotes reflecting Deans attitude and character. Dean then responded to the award, addressing the audience of 140 Graduates and 800 friends and family in attendance plus the the University authorities.

Dean's message was one of appreciation and pure excitement of the moment, not only for him to be in this 'surreal' position of receiving the Fellowship in light of starting out from a non-academic background, but also his excitement for the Graduates at this moment in their lives, how their journey would also now enter a new phase. He highlighted the fact that life's 'Twists and Turns' can take you in directions unplanned and this is to be embraced, that standing up there in front of the audience was testament to that . He also focused on the appreciation of those around you whether friends, family or like minded people. 

It is a great honour to be awarded the Fellowship Honoris Causa of Norwich University of the Arts. 


Grown Up In Britain: Herbert Museum

30 June 22

Posted at 10:45

Grown Up In Britain: Herbert Museum

©Geth Shooter/ Museum of Youth Culture



1 July 2022 10.00am – 12 February 2023 4.00pm

A new and very exciting exhibition is unveiled to the public on the 1st July, a collaboration between the Museum of Youth Culture and Coventry's Herbert Museum.

'Grown Up In Britain' goes beyond the headlines, chronicling the everyday experiences and cultural impact of young people through photographs, objects and stories. Reflecting the diverse movements that have been forged by youth, the exhibition explores what unites us across generations and asks What Makes Britain?

Curated by and drawn from the extensive photographic collections of the Museum of Youth Culture, the exhibition is centred around public submissions representing people’s personal experiences of being young from across the UK, collected as part of the Museum’s ongoing Grown up in Britain campaign.

The Museum of Youth Culture is dedicated to the styles, sounds and social movements innovated by young people over the last 100 years. Championing the impact of youth on modern society, the Museum has been collecting photographs of youth and subculture movements for over 25 years. 

One of Dean's photographs from back in the early 2000's is included in the show, it features two brightly clothed ravers.

For details of the gallery, opening times and exhibition click HERE