Into the future..

Things over here at 'Chalkley Towers' have been busy as usual, what with website development (oh yes in the next couple of weeks it's all change), Shoots and all manner of thrilling new stuff,... We can't say too much at the moment but we will officially announce a few big movements in the coming weeks,... For now though here is a nice picture of some Seagulls from Margate...

Florence Welch on the Cover of Radio Times

The Festivals of Britain are placed firmly in the public consciousness with the cover feature of this weeks Radio Times Magazine (23-29 June 2012 ). Focusing on many exciting events happening this summer the feature runs through an eclectic mix of festivals including this weekends Hackney Festival, Latitude, The I-TunesFestival, The Times CheltenhamLiterature Festival and lots more course.

Dean's Photographs of Florence Welch with her Virginia Woolf inspired finery appear on the cover and within the pages of the magazine. Florence certainly make a very eye catching cover star and the article is a great read too, so try to scoop up a copy before it gets snapped up and disappears.

The Soul-a-Trope (behind the scenes story)

This image shows a prototype component of Dean’s installation known as the Soul-a-Trope. The Soul-a-Trope (???) I hear you say... Haven’t you heard about the Soul-a-Trope? Well in many ways it represents an extension of Dean's visual repertoire. It's not strictly photography or strictly film, it's an amalgamation of both but presented as a gallery piece. Only seen once so far in public. Viewer’s responses were great, some could not comprehend it or factum out exactly what they were looking at...but all liked it and found it stimulating and engaging.

The Installation will appear again soon so please watch this space.

Krissi Murison NME Editor Leaves

Friday 22nd June 2012 was the last day of Krissi Murison's Editorship at the NME. This is a picture from her leaving 'Do'. The magazine always make a spoof cover for leaving presents. 
Krissi was appointed in 2009, she became the first female editor the NME. Previously Krissi had worked for the title as a journalist and then for a brief period taken a position at Nylon Magazine. Her passion knowledge and charisma all made her the ideal choice to become the New Editor when Conor McNicholas the former Editor left.
Whilst at the helm Krissi commissioned many inspirational features none more controversial than a Christmas Simon Cowell story. This was a great subversive moment that devided opinion, created debate and generally stirred things up.
Dean Says "Krissi is first and foremost a lovely individual, a person who truly cares about music. She is not frightened stick her hand in the hornet’s nest if it means pulling out a good story. She kept the NME at the cutting edge of things as well as reflecting the heritage of the music world. So good luck Krissi in your next job it was an absolute pleasure working with you."
Krissi will join The Sunday Times Magazine as Features Editor. The new Editor of the NME will be Mike Williams he has been Deputy Editor since July 2011 perfectly positioned to get stuck in and take the magazine into the future.

Winner of the Harrods Fathers Day Memories Competition

Copyright ©@Sallyann17

The Harrods Fathers Day Memories Competition was announced through Twitter on Friday 15th June. People sent lots of great images from their childhood with their Dads. So many of the pictures showed great humour, fondness and the special bond that is between kids and their Fathers. But after a very enjoyable editing process Dean settled on one image as the winner..This is how the winning image was announced on twitter

Congratulations @Sallyann17 Congratulations Sallyann - you will receive this@Fujifilm_UK X100 Black Premium Edition camera -

@Sallyann17 The reason @nitzerdc chose your photograph was because he thought it really showed a very protective love.#FathersDayMemories

Dean said, "There were some great pictures sent through, some really funny ones, some odd ones and loads of cute ones too of course. It was a very close decision and difficult to judge one emotion against another but I think the winning image really shows a very protective love, so congratulations to the winner. Everybody who entered took time to send their great memories through, so thanks for the great response it looks like you all had brilliant childhood memories with your fathers and these photographs will always remind you of those great times..Thank you for sharing them with us."

Harrods Competition Announced

It is said that a photograph is worth a thousand words. So with that in mind, Harrods are launching their #FathersDayMemories competition.

Simply tweet them a childhood photo of you and your father with the hashtag #FathersDayMemories. Here are some examples

The winning photo will be chosen by Dean @nitzerdc and receive a @Fujifilm_UK X100 Black Premium Edition camera -

You have until Thursday 14th June to tweet them your photos ASAP. The winner will be announced on Friday 15th June. Good luck...and get sending

I would also say go for the creative pictures the ones that tell a story, that have mood atmosphere fun etc etc...

Here are the simple instructions to enter the competition:

Simply tweet @Harrods a childhood photo of you and your father with the hashtag #FathersDayMemories good luck ... oh and the #FathersDayMemories is important. Don't forget to include it!