DEAN CHALKLEY

This year I had the opportunity to work with the photographer, Dean Chalkey. I helped out on shoots with him for brands, such as Hush Puppies and Jocks & Nerds and meeting artists, such as  Richard Ashcroft ( the lead singer from the band, The Verve). The best part on working with Dean was the fact he photographed my favourite singer, Amy Winehouse! Funnily enough the photo I used on my cover photo on Facebook (years ago) was the photo he photographed! I would constantly ask questions about Amy to Dean, such as "what was was she like?" and "how was she to photograph?".  Chalkey never failed to surprise me about facts about Amy or the fun energy she brought on his shoots.

On one of our last meet ups I photographed Dean in his office using his quirky Fuji camera, that's why I only have this poor iPhone quality instead.