The Observer Magazine Cover : Katherine Ryan

09 December 21

Posted at 10:16

Katherine Ryan The Observer Magazine Cover

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Dean photographed Katherine Ryan for The Observer Magazine recently. Katherine is a Comedian, Broadcaster, Presenter and now Authour she's known for her unflinching sense of humour. This feature  coincided with the release of Katherine's new book 'The Audacity'.

In these photographs Katherine is depicted in a rather regal setting in a location near Lancaster Gate, London... Perfect for the "Queen of Comedy.." It was the second time Dean had photographed Katherine, the first being at the NME Awards along with Julie Adenuga when they co-presented the what turned out to be a wild and controversial events ceremony a couple of years ago.

This shoot was styled by Hope Lawrie, Hair by Narad Kutowaroo, Make up by Fiona Eustace and Photographic Assistant by Harry Brayne.

The Observer Magazine Cover : Harriet Walter

01 December 21

Posted at 12:19

Harriet Walter

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Dean photographed actor Dame Harriet Walter for The Observer Magazine, this cover feature was released in October 2021. The peerless classical Actor has appeared in so many Stage, TV & Film over the years but this feature coincided with Dame Harriet's latest cinematic release 'The Last Duel', you can also catch her in Ted Lasso, Succession & the fantastically popular Killing Eve. This photographic session took place in West London at a studio where Dean has in the past photographed Vanessa Kirby, Jack White, Billy Ocean, and a Levis fashion campaign to name only a few.   

Gallery 289: All Kinds Of Naughty

03 September 21

Posted at 6:31

Gallery 289: All Kinds Of Naughty

Gallery 286 c/o Gallery featuring triptych of images ©Dean Chalkley / Ciaran O'shea and Glove in Glass by Rod Melvin.



All Kinds Of Naughty arrives at the very special Gallery 286 in Earls Court Road West London.

After the PV on 7th September there will be some limited opportunities to visit the show in this space, Wednesday September 15th 12.00-6.00 pm and Wednesday September 22nd 12.00-6.00 pm.

We would recommend messaging the gallery for exact entry information HERE

Gallery 286 is a private art gallery situated in a Victorian terraced house in Earl’s Court, London SW5.

Book Of Man: Media Week Award Nomination

31 August 21

Posted at 7:33

Book Of Man: Media Week Nomination

©Dean Chalkley / Book of Man



The Book of Man's "Own Your Future" project has been nominated for the Media Week Award. The project photographed by Dean earlier this year encourages open honest dialogue about identity, body image, self esteem, hopes and dreams. 

Alex Teng is photographed here, the words are his own.

The Media Week Awards are one of the most highly prized awards in advertising. Judged by an expert panel made up of leaders from across the media and marketing industries.



Emma Noble: We Gonna Live Forever

31 August 21

Posted at 6:48

Emma Noble: We Gonna Live Forever

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Dean photographed the artwork for Emma Noble's dynamic single release 'We Gonna Live Forever'. The overhead shadow play graphic image expresses the joy and energy this record contains.

Emma Noble is making great new music from a Soul perspective, the track can be heard on all music platforms and is available as download.

The Observer: Nikki Amuka-Bird

31 August 21

Posted at 6:02

The Observer: Niki Amuka-Bird

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Dean recently photographed actor Nikki Amuka-Bird for The Observer Magazine. The feature coincided with the release of 'Old' the latest M Night Shyamalan film in which Nikki features. Many will recognise Nikki from the TV she is a very well known face on the smaller screen especially from popular drama's including 'Luther'.

Writter Rebecca Nicholson interviewed Nikki for this piece the article explains Nikki's history, past and future acting projects.

Dean photographed Nikki in West London, Styling was by Fashion Editor Jo Jones, Hair by Jason Brookes, Make-up by Kenneth Soh.


All Kinds Of Naughty: The Stash Gallery London

30 July 21

Posted at 8:42

All Kinds Of Naughty: The Stash Gallery London



The bohemian members club Vout-O-Reenees in Aldgate are now the hosts for the first London reveal of 'All Kinds Of Naughty'. Vout-O-Reenees has it's own exhibition space called 'The Stash Gallery' both are located under a church in 30 Prescot St, London, E1 8BB. The details of the opening times are on the poster . 

Rolling Stone: Amy Winehouse

13 July 21

Posted at 1:51

Rolling Stone: Amy Winehouse

©Dean Chalkley / Camera Press 



Rolling Stone Magazine France has a very special cover this month, this beautiful image of Amy Winehouse by Dean.

On September 14th 2021 Thames & Hudson will be releasing a book containing photographs of the iconic singer by Dean and other photographers and in November 2021 The Design Museum will present an Exhibition dedicated to Amy as well, both the Book and the Exhibition are curated by Naomi Parry, Amy's long time friend and stylist.

One further piece of news the BBC released a new film about Amy's life entitled 'Reclaiming Amy' at the time of writing and for a further 11 months it is available to view on demand through the BBC Iplayer.

We will keep you informed...


All Kinds Of Naughty: Don't Walk Walk

13 July 21

Posted at 1:29

All Kinds Of Naughty: Don't Walk Walk



The travelling exhibition celebrating the life and lyrics of Ian Dury by the Thames Group Of Artists and guest contributors is now in Deal, Kent. With successful residences at the Beecroft and Lilford Gallery it's now in full flight in it's second Kent stop. If you are in the area do pop along to the gallery and you'll be able to see what all the fuss is about. 

Selected limited edition works are also available online through the galleries website click HERE to see, Dean and Ciaran's three contributions are there and can be purchased.

Once the show leaves the Don't Walk Walk Gallery it will head to the East End of London, the subterrainian space called the Stash Gallery at Vout-O-Reenee's will be the place it settles opening on the 28th July.

Radio Times: Paul Weller Cover Feature

13 July 21

Posted at 12:57

Radio Times: Paul Weller

Paul Weller Dps Radio Times

©Dean Chalkley / Camera Press



In June the Radio Times featured some images from Dean's 'Black Barn' photographic session with Paul Weller. The magazine revolved around music and heralded Paul's forthcoming classical fusion concert.

The performance beamed out on the 19th June from 8:30 pm over the BBC network (On-line & conventional Broadcast), this great concert was part of the 'At The Barbican' series.

Paul and his band were accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted / arranged by Jules Buckley, and several guest singers including Celeste and Boy George. The compositions chosen by Paul spanned his 45 year career including music he had written and performed with The Jam, Style Council and many solo iterations.