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2012 LENSCRATCH Americana Exhibition Part 1

4th of July is America’s official day to celebrate our amazing country, a country founded on equality, open mindedness, on progress, and possibility.  I must admit, I tear up when I think about the waves of immigrants that have found their way to our shores and made our country so much richer, bringing new ideas, new cultures, and new faces.  In Los Angeles, we are a melange of Mexican, Armenian, Central American, Korean, European, Japanese, Persian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Afro American, Filipino, East Indian, Eastern European, and a little bit Walt Disney and Cowboy.  As I drive across the city, I see signs in languages I don’t speak or understand and I am struck that we are all working towards the same goals. No matter our differences or where we come from, we want the same things in life: peace, health, a future for our children, a place to call home, a job, and the sense that someone  acknowledges who we are.  So I take this day to say thank you and bravo to a country that, no matter it’s ills and troubles, its politicians or policies, still stands for the rights of the individual and the privilege of expressing our opinions.  Thank you for your wonderful submissions and for being part of the LENSCRATCH family. Enjoy the fireworks tonight!

This post will be in three parts (to keep the rss fee from crashing).  Many thanks to Cleo Schoeplein for her assistance in compiling the post.

HAPPY 4th of JULY!
Dale DeGabriele, Human Flag, Seattle WA

shared by Christa Blackwood, Michelle and Barack, Washington, 2009
photographer unknown

Jason ThompsonThe Barber, Avenue Barber Shop, Austin, TX

Marisa Sciabarrasi, New Hampshire 4th, Dover, NH

Winky Lewis, Harry in the Flag, Portland, ME

Deb SchwedhelmA Hero’s Return, Tampa, FL

Morgan HagarMr. Cal Cotton, Victorville, CA

Jennifer HynesFlags for the Fallen, New York, NY

Beatrice M. Mady, Liberty 1, Liberty Sate Park, Jersey City, New Jersey
Lauren DoranMowers, Charlotte, NC

Russ Rowland, At Arm’s Length, Red Hook, NY

Bill VaccaroFireworks Youth, Favil, OK

Bruce MortonJesus,  Rushville,IL  USA

Tom Griscom, Chattanooga, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Ryan HoffmanMark Twain Riverboat, Disneyland/Anaheim, CA

Mary Defer, Clothes Line, Hiram, OH

Greg Oakes, Lucky Day, Sanwich, IL

Frank Armstrong, Mt Holly, NJ 1985

Cheryl A Townsend, Man With Patriotic Bike, Stow, Ohio

Derek Zarn, Rays of Hope Between the Storm, Ames, IA

William DunnWhere Humility and Greatness are Revealed, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Steven Ward, John Frum Society, Oregon

Adam Williams, The Flag, Denver, Colorado

Leonard Correa, Walk of Honor, Sacramento, CA

Jim Ford, Upstate New York

Betsy Chang, July 4th, 2011, Old Saybrook, CT

Thomas Kittel, Jesus, North Carolina

Nina Weinberg Doran, Route 22, Upstate NY

Leslie J. Yerman, Sun-Drenched Flag, New York City, NY

Lisa Blair, Father and Son at Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM

Jim Lustenader, Handing Out Flags, Bristol, RI

Stan Banos, Wall St., Wall St., NYC

Charlotte Niel, Please Stay Off the Dinosaur, Exit 303, Hwy 40, AZ

Matthew Hunt, Harry’s Corner, Wildwood, NJ

Walter Beckham, Washington, DC

Tammy Mercure, Untitled 2012, East Dublin, GA

Rhonda Boocock, Soldier’s Return, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Andi Schreiber, Red Glare, Scarsdale, NY

Carol Isaak, Family Values, Taos Reservation, NM

Tommaso Fiscaletti, Untitled NYC #3, New York City, NY

Carolyn Russo, Little Jack, Big Island, Hawaii

Kevin McCollister, Late Night Flag, Los Angeles, CA

Stacie Turner, Civil War Display, West Hartford, CT

Sarah Bilotta, Tis of Thee, Hollis, NH

Valerie Patterson, Spark, Los Angeles, CA

 Nicole WhiteNiagara, Niagara Falls, American side
Dan Porter, tattoo parlour, Swindon UK
Mary Furlong, Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain, CA
Tytia Habing, Mushroom Hunting, Watson, IL
Laurie McCormick, Sparkler Boy, Chinatown, CA
Gloria Baker Feinstein, Boy With Flag, Kansas City, Missouri
Martina, TECHNOSEUM, Mannheim, Germany

Thomas Locke HobbsMotel 6, Wilcox, AZ

Vicky Stromee, The Rodeo, Tucson, Az 

Jeanne Apelseth, Lakota Man, Black Hills, South Dakota

Tom Kidd, Justice for All, Merced, CA

Bruce MartinJuly 4,1986100th Anniversary of The Statue Of Liberty Ceremony

While on assignment for Contact Press, to cover the make over of the newly refinished “Lady Liberty”. Shot from New Jersey.Who would have ever thought 26 years later that the WTC wouldn’t be there…..that’s what makes this image of  “Americana”  so special to me. 


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Dean Chalkley screens The New Faces at the book club in London

iPhone shots from the screening of Dean Chalkley’s latest short film The New Faces at the book club in east London last week. Check out the electric light bulb ceiling. Love it. The 20-minute film played to a packed house and was followed by some rare groove and northern soul moves on the dance floor courtesy of the audience. See previous post for more information and a link to the video online.

Filed under: Fashion Photography, Photographers, short films Tagged: Dean Chalkley, mod culture, The Book Club, The New Faces

Music and portrait photographer Dean Chalkley debuts new short film with free night out at Book Club London

Screen shot from The New Faces: A Short Film by Dean Chalkley. Photo courtesy of the photographer and the Book Club.

If you haven’t decided what you want to do tomorrow night, what not head down to the Book Club in east London for a rare, free night of film and dancing.

Dean Chalkley will be airing his new short film The New Faces (20mins) at 7.30pm tomorrow at the Book Club in Hoxton – doors open at 6.00pm. Chalkley’s short film “captures mod culture directly via those involved” and will be followed by a party until 2am. DJs include Jamie Parr, Si Cheeba (Black Cat) and Tomas McGrath, as well as Chalkley. Think rare soul, rhythm & blues, ska, Latin and boogaloo.

About the film: “The New Faces: A Short Filmsteps inside the minds of three young men captured in the enthrallment of a culture that they have fondly devoted themselves to. We are privy to their refreshingly honest, personal and polarised views, rooted in the ideology of a modernist culture.” Press release. There’s a Facebook page too.

The film will be hosted exclusively on SHOWstudio website from 9 March.

For a preview:

The New Faces: A Short Film (Trailer 1) from Dean Chalkley on Vimeo.

Chalkley launched his photo exhibition New Faces at the Book Club in 2010. See previous post on this blog about Chalkley’s debut film Young Souls. And, if you want to know more about Chalkley, read on for his biography.

About Chalkley: “Even whilst studying, Dean was already shooting for the ultimate style bible, Dazed & Confused. His big break came in the form of an advertising campaign to shoot for Levis and Ray-Ban. Dean’s relationship with NME began in 2001 and continues to this day. This collaboration has enabled Dean to work with the likes of Ian Brown, The Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The White Stripes and Scarlett Johansson.

“His passion for music, fashion and subcultures has been unrelenting. Dean immersed himself in the Mod fashion, attitude and music as a boy and it has remained at the core of his creative energy. With several outstanding bodies of work including Southend’s Underground, The New Faces and Young Souls he has epitomised the union of art, fashion, and music in youth culture over the past decade.

“Running in parallel to his photographic work Dean has produced several moving image pieces. Previous to The New Faces: A Short Film, Dean has received critical acclaim for his other short films such as Young Souls and Strip. The former centered around Northern soul was shown at London Short Film Festival this year and won a place in Creative Review’s Photography Annual, while Strip won ‘Best Experimental film’ at the Kino festival in Manchester and was screened in various other film festivals across Europe.”

Filed under: Fashion Photography, Photographers, Photography Shows, Portraiture, short films Tagged: Book Club, Dean Chalkley, london, mod culture, music photographer, New Faces, Northern Soul, The New Faces

Dean Chalkley’s Young Souls premieres in London and online at 125 magazine

Dean Chalkley, known for his portraiture and music photography, aired his debut film Young Souls at The Bethnal Green Workings Men club in London last week. And, if like me, you didn’t get along to the screening, or didn’t know about the film, I urge you to catch it online. It is under 10 mins, running at 9 mins 36s to be precise. I’m going to grab a cup of tea and watch it now…

Click on Young Souls to go to 125 magazine’s site where you can watch it.

If you want to hear it from the photographer follow the links to Dean writing on his blog in a post Young Souls now live to view on 125 magazine. Looks like it was a fun and successful evening.

The film will also be screened alongside an exhibition of photos at The Youth Club Gallery from 22 July – 4 August. However, I can’t find the gallery listed, and can’t see on the PR where it is located, will find out and post details with a pic. Dean also has a show coming up at the Reading Museum The New Faces “depicting a group of young ‘Modernists’ from London” running from 30 July – 4 September.

Filed under: Fashion Photography, Photographers, Photographers blogs, Photography Shows, Portraiture, short films Tagged: 125 magazine, Dean Chalkley, music, Northern Soul, Reading Museum, short film, The New Faces, Young Souls