Friday, 15 February 2013


Over the next few weeks we will be posting more of the campaign images - Stay tuned.

See the full article over on which also features one of the reportage 'Shorts' that were made during the shoot.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Dean Chalkley Shoots Cath Kidston's Sping/Summer 2013 campaign and catalogue

A selection of images from Dean's shoot for Cath Kidston's Spring/Summer campaign with a behind-the-scenes video.

Jump over to the Cath Kidston website to see more of Dean's shots from the catalogue, with more from the campaign being rolled out over next few weeks.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Jim Sturgess Takes the Lead - Shot by David Titlow for Nylon Guys

David Titlow shoots Charli XCX for Aritzia

 The British nu-rave upstart Charli XCX is mere months away from releasing her debut album, a still-untitled disc that she estimates took six years to write and record, and she is clearly raring to go. “It’s pop music on my terms,” the 20-year-old from Hertfordshire, England, says excitedly about the dark synth and gothic soundscapes that anchor the record. She’s already on a roll stateside with the release of the first single “You (Ha Ha Ha),” an eccentric electropop kiss-off with a curiously warped tempo (much more Lykke Li than Lady Gaga), plus her recent mixtape Super Ultra and her guest vocals on the ubiquitous Icona Pop club hit “I Love It” (which she wrote). She dialed in to Aritzia from across the pond to give us an update on the album, divulge the science of sampling, and geek out on the Spice Girls.

Article -
Stylist: Tess Yopp
Hair and Makeip: Sonia Bhogal

Monday, 11 February 2013

The New Fine Art: The Unstoppable Rise of Photography [Huffington Post Article]

In an article for Huffington Post, James Holmes writes about the rise of photography as a fine art and cites the work of Skinny Dip photographers Lawrence Watson and Dean Chalkley.

"Interest is also growing in conceptual photography, such as the late 20th century photogram artists like Floris Neusűss whose work may be considered fine art by virtue of not being reproducible. 
But things can get out of hand, as seen in the poisonous, mercantile aspect of the art auction. In 2011, a 1999 Andreas Gursky photographic work called Rhein II was sold for $4.3 million at Christie's. The art world possesses the power, therefore, to attach a price tag to a work of art in the same way a mortician ties a tag to the toe of a cadaver. This system of value serves only to weigh down the artist with the notion that his creations possess ludicrous values, whereby he is robbed of the hunger which caused him to create in the first instance. 
But it is of small consequence that art sells. It has been like that for millennia; with a patron and a brief, an artist can go to work. And artists have been very productive of late. Photographers like Rankin or Dean Chalkley have smuggled their art into the mainstream and have been rewarded for it. As has Betina La Plante, a Los Angeles-based commercial and fine art photographer working almost exclusively in portraiture. Working in black and white, she renders a chiaroscuro effect that unites the emotional expression that can be found in charcoal sketches with the pin-sharp exactness of a Zeiss lens. A person's physiognomy is turned into a landscape, as can be seen in her portrait of the late Chris Stamp. 
The considered approach of La Plante is similar to that of Lawrence Watson, a photographer popularly known for capturing iconic images of Oasis and Paul Weller (above). In paying close attention to his subjects in carefully chosen environments, such as in recording studios or atop the Empire State Building, his compositions threaten to burst from their frames, and as a result, live long in the memory."

Read the full article here -