Route One: 3 Is the Magic Number Interview

07 May 20

Posted at 4:04



UPDATE::: The interview with Dean is now on YouTube Click HERE to see it.


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Route One Mgmt have recently started an interesting new series on their YouTube channel entitled '3 Is The Magic Number'.

These illuminating and expansive conversations are with people from within the creative world.

Each guest suggests 3 pieces of work that have a significance to themselves and give 3 pearls of advice.

Dean's discussion with 3 Is The Magic Number's host Matt Hazelden will be available HERE from 13:00 Sunday 17th May 2020... 

All Kinds Of Naughty: Dean Chalkley x Ciaran O'Shea

02 May 20

Posted at 12:55



Due to the Covid-19 situation this years gallery tour for the All Kinds Of Naughty exhibition has had to be postponed. It will resume next year and already there are several galleries scheduled to feature this eagerly anticipated show that celebrates the life and lyrics of Ian Dury. A hard and soft back book will soon be released containing images of all the work in the exhibition, all the artists are looking forward to this as it was a big disappointment when the physical exhibition could not open as planned at Sophie Parkin's Vout-O-Reenees Stash Gallery on the 27th March.

Over the next few weeks we will post up some clips from a Sophie Tuckwell's short films that document several of the artists work and process. We are pleased to present Dean and his collaborative partner Ciaran O'Shea in this first example. 

PULL UP!!: April session on Catch Up

01 May 20

Posted at 7:01


Dean and Harris Elliott's popular radio show is available to listen to on 'Catch Up' now. Originally broadcast on the 16th April 2020 the show follows a slightly different set up to the normal live recording the pair do at Totally Wired Radio's studio. These days due to the whole Covid situation Harris records the first hour from South London and Dean the second from North London, then Jazzy Dave the stations technical manager fuses it all together in time for broadcast. For this month Harris explores the whole Gospel tip and Dean creates an expansive musical trip that attunes to the moment. 

Listen to it HERE.

Acid Jazz: Jazz On The Corner 2

01 May 20

Posted at 6:35

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Dean shot the cover of the forthcoming Jazz on the Corner 2 release on Acid Jazz records. The first two albums Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller put out, Jazz on the Corner and Soul on the Corner were very successful and the chemistry between the pair is evident, really strong selections on the double vinyl/cd albums (digital formats available too of course). Dean photographed Martin and Eddie for those releases too. 

The concept for the album is simple Jazz gems from lesser known tracks by the likes of Nina Simone and Nicola Conte, to classics from Roberta Flack, Roy Ayers and The MJQ; ... The new British Jazz generation is also represented by Emma-Jean Thackray.
Jazz On the Corner Two comes with a limited edition A2 poster and is set for release 3rd July 2020. you can get all the details HERE.

The Observer Magazine: Eddie Hearn

01 May 20

Posted at 6:12

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Eddie Hearn is one of the biggest personalities in Boxing! He's not a fighter though, he's a promoter and a guy who following his father Barry Hearn's example by igniting a sport. Eddie's relentless drive and ambition makes big things happen, his affable charm and chatty online media presence also make him very popular and really entertaining. The shoot took place in late February at Matchroom Head Quarters in Essex UK.


Click HERE read the feature and see more images. 

The Times Magazine: Sir Bob Geldof

01 May 20

Posted at 5:40

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The Times Magazine's cover on the 4th April featured a session Dean shot with the outspoken Rock'n'Roll singer Sir Bob Geldof. His band The Boomtown Rats have just recorded a new album and were poised to hit the road in this 'Year of the Rat', Sadly events overtook those proceedings. He's a man who is an outsider with a forthright and at times confrontational cutting attitude. Sir Bob's life has been a rollercoaster ride with massive highs and vast lows, The Times interview was conducted on the cusp just before lockdown written by Will Hodgkinson. It is serious of course but entertaining too and spirited, presenting Bob Geldof's points of view and attitude all set against the backdrop of the impending Covid-19 pandemic hitting the UK.


You can read the full article HERE

Mixmag: Caribou

01 May 20

Posted at 3:17

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Caribou aka Dan Snaith has a very broad musical gamut. He's a musical artist working with a long list of genres rather than just one box to tick, Electronica, Folkronika, IDM, Electro-Rock, Neo-Psychedelia and Shoe Gazing are just a few he traverses. The Canadian composer has in the past presented his work under a number of different monikers Manitoba and Daphni being others to watch out for. This Mixmag cover feature story was inspired by the release of Caribou's latest Album entitled 'Suddenly' a real crossover collection that illustrates his shape shifting skills.

Back to the shoot, it was in a way like history repeating itself for Dean. Between 1998 -2001 Dean used to shoot regularly for Mixmag (The UK's premiere music magazine), if you study the amount of covers produced in that period you will see so many of Dean's amongst them, from wild Ibiza scenes, crazy fashion stories and even one shot featuring a snake. When the magazine asked if Dean would like to do a session with Caribou he was delighted to accept. 

You can read the full story HERE it's accompanied by several more photographs. 

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.