It opens in Shoreditch and celebrates the legendary album with contemporary interpretations
Julian Marszalek
11:37 29th August 2017

A new photographic exhibition by celebrated music photographer Dean Chalkley and Discordo studio’s creative director Ciaran O’Shea has been inspired by The Beatles’ 1967 classic, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and will open at The Book Club in Shoreditch, London, on September 7.

‘Reverberation’ is far from being a retrospective piece. Instead the show is a progressive, and at times abstract, reflection of the album, exploring the thirteen celebrated album tracks from a renewed and personal perspective, from ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ to ‘She’s Leaving Home’.

The exhibition also employs a number of different creative approaches. These include colour and monochrome pictures, pure photography and amalgamations of print, text, painting and collage.

The exhibition has been inspired The Beatles’ landmark album, an LP that’s still making waves 50 years after its release, hence the title.

Speaking of the exhibition and its inspiration, Chalkley said: “Although I’d heard the album probably hundreds of times it was like I’d never really listened to it, this triggered something inside of my head that catapulted my imagination and the need to enjoy it in a whole different way.”

London based Chalkley is an award-winning photographer of some considerable repute and his name will be familiar to seasoned music fans. His work has appeared in publications such as The Observer Magazine, Rolling Stone and The Sunday Times Magazine. He’s also shot numerous album covers including Dizzy Rascal’s Mercury Award-winning Boy In Da Corner as well as high profile campaigns for global brands including Ray-Ban, Levi’s and Adidas.

Reverberation runs from September 7 until November 5 at The Book Club in Shoreditch.