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.


01 May 19

Posted at 2:13

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Dean and Harris Elliott's 1st PULL UP!! Radio show is archived and available here

The show is a monthly musical and cultural mash up. With an eclectic music policy you will hear the unexpected across many genres, Northern Soul, Roots Reggae, Gospel, Japanese Punk, Hip Hop, Arabic funk, Latin Boogaloo, Jazz, Disco, House etc. This month specially invited guests poet jυlιanĸnxх, artist Mark Wigan drop into the show for a chat.

Totally Wired Radio (TWR) is the brand new radio station from Acid Jazz, the seminal East London record company which is currently celebrating its 30th birthday. The station promotes independence, individuality and identity. From Punk to Funk, Jazz to Reggae, Hip Hop to Gospel and a whole lot more in-between.

Stay tuned for the next PULL UP!! on Thursday 16th May 6-8 pm!

Alice Jemima: Icarus Single Release

14 April 19

Posted at 2:48

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After a two year studio break writing new material, Alice Jemima has just revealed a brand new single 'Icarus', co-written with Sophie Ellis Bextor and producer Simon Byrt. This is the first single since the release of her eponymously titled first album. The 'Alice Jemima' debut album was very well received and set her on this journey. Both Alice and Sophie Ellis Bextor will head out on a UK tour this summer.

More images from this campaign emerging soon... For now though click here to listen to 'Icarus'. 


The Sunday Times Magazine: Paul Weller

03 April 19

Posted at 1:22

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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

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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

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‘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

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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