Totally Wired Radio: PULL UP!!

22 May 20

Posted at 2:07

Totally Wired Radio: PULL UP!!: May 2020


PULL UP!! May 2020 : Originally broadcast on the evening of Thursday 21-5-20 Harris Elliott and Dean's monthly radio session is now available to listen again. With typical eclectic and astute taste the music selections are diverse and yet focused on the PULL UP!! ethic. This particular edition features an exclusive poem read by it's athour Aimée Keeble. PULL UP!! is beamed out across the world wide web by East London's Totally Wired Radio...Click HERE for the show.

NME Magazine: Matty Healy : The 1975

22 May 20

Posted at 12:53

NME Magazine: Matty Healy : The 1975

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Out today on the cover of the NME Magazine it's Matty Healy from uber popular The 1975. This feature coincides with the bands release of their fourth album, 'Notes From A Conditional Form'.  "I'm putting a bow on my adolescence with this record" says Matty, the feature talks about the bands beginnings and how this work is very of the moment...Writer Dan Stubbs conducted two socially distanced interviews with Matty, Dan in London and Matty in the East Midlands for the article, it's a good read and highlights many things including the moment the band teamed up with Greta Thunberg last summer, how the idea of touring made him wrestle with the ideas of (un)sustainability and how this Covid-19 lockdown period has made him do some serious thinking about many topics...There are more pictures Dean shot of the band and Matty in the feature to read the full piece click HERE

Route One Mgmt: Interview with Dean

18 May 20

Posted at 6:59


A new series of interviews presented by Route One mgmt's Matt Hazelden called '3 Is The Magic Number' features guests who operate in the creative world. Released on the 17th May Dean was the guest in conversation. This is an energetic discussion covering such topics as Dean's influences from photography to music, points of view on the moments in which we are living and much in between, click HERE to go to the interview.

The Observer Magazine: KSI

18 May 20

Posted at 6:28

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KSI is an online megastar, a rapper, boxer and high energy entertainer. With over 21 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and over 13 million followers amassed through Twitter and Instagram, he certainly is popular. The 17th May Observer Magazine cover feature photographed by Dean is accompanied by an interview that finds KSI (aka JJ) revealing a personal side that has until now rarely been heard about. Discussing his life so far, the responsibility of communicating with such large audiences and many other topics including his forthcoming first album 'Dissimulation' are all touched on.

KSI is forging ahead, shape-shifting in a unique and liquid way exploring new and evolving projects.

The Observer Magazine: Himesh Patel

14 May 20

Posted at 12:07

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Dean photographed actor Himesh Patel for the cover feature of Sunday's Observer Magazine (10.05.20). In the article Himesh explains how he felt leaving the TV programme 'Eastenders' and how he found his way of moving into film acting. Unlike so many before him Himesh has managed to cross the divide and now with several feature credits under his belt is continuing to play great roles. 

Dean shot with Himesh for the Danny Boyle / Richard Curtis Beatles inspired fantasy called 'Yesterday' a while back along with key members of the cast including Lily James. 

The session for the magazine happened before the lockdown situations unfolded, originally scheduled to be shot outside the grey forbidding skies meant the shoot ended up taking place inside the studio instead, Dean mentioned this in the contributors notes on page 3 of the magazine.

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.


Original Post:

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.