Dean Chalkley

Mod: the Elusive British Dream

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK
Jason Holmes

'No political or cultural figurehead has ever come up with the phrase "a British dream", so Mod appeals to me politically because it's the closest we've ever come to having an American Dream.' So says Richard Weight, author of Mod: A Very British Style.

Arthur Gun: Shooting From the Hip on the London Music Scene

Jason Holmes | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Serious-minded songwriters have returned. Gone is the foul, metastasising era of Stock Aitken and Waterman and their 'Hit Factory', swept aside at long last by a tide of musicians dedicated to making music of depth that resonates with a music-loving public, a public which is awakening from its own bad dream of botox, gussets and 'Zig-a-zig-ah'.

The New Fine Art: The Unstoppable Rise of Photography

Jason Holmes | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

Step forward the photographer, that chronicler of the moment, the here and now, achieving in seconds upon his pixellated canvas that which takes the painter weeks, if not months.

The Royal Albert Hall Presents: Photographer Dean Chalkley

Jason Holmes | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

Running until 26 October at the famed London venue, the Dean Chalkley: Look Hear and Young Souls exhibition is a breath of much-needed fresh air for photography in the capital. Jason Holmes ventured west to meet the man

Acid Jazz Records Hits 25: Let the Celebrations Begin

Jason Holmes | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Outside 108 Commercial Street, the scooters nose in like a shoal of robot fish. I make my way through the crowd. The sun has set and the towers around Liverpool Street loom over the roof of Spitalfields market. The guy on the door ticks my name off the list and I walk in and get handed a drink.

Youth Club: An Advertiser's Dream

Jason Holmes | Posted 15.02.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

At first glance, hidden behind Carnaby Street in Kingly Court, two floors up above the bars and clothes retailers, Youth Club resembled just another c...