IN CONVERSATION WITH EMYR YOUNG.
CARDIFF, SOUTH WALES, April 2015

YN SGWRSIO GYDAG EMYR YOUNG.
CAERDYDD, DE CYMRU, Ebrill 2015

Chalkie Davies, Cardiff 2015. © Rebecca Thomas

TODAY... "THE WORST THING IS THE ABILITY TO TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES"

Making a return to Wales from his home in New York to oversee preparations and the launch of his Retrospective exhibition "Chalkie Davies Photographer: The NME Years" in National Museum Wales (running May 9 to September 6, 2015), Sully-native Chalkie kindly took time out of a hectic schedule for a couple of hours to talk with Ffoton Wales.

Respected for his images of famous pop and rock artists from the 1970's and 80's for publications The NME and The Face, Chalkie created some special distinctive work in a special period of music history - and toured with Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney and Thin Lizzy .

But we mutually chose to spend a couple of fascinating hours talking photography, lighting, Art and mentoring new talent. Enjoy.


Chalkie Davies and Cerys Matthews, 2015.  ©Rebecca Thomas

Heddiw... "Y peth gwaetha yw'r gallu i dynnu lot o luniau"

Mae Chalkie Davies wedi dychwelyd o'i gartref yn Efrog Newydd i oruchwylio creu a lansio ei arddangosfa Chalkie Davies: ei stamp ar yr NME. Bydd ei arddangosfa yw gweld yn Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru o Fai'r9fed tan y 6ed o Fedi 2015. Mae gwreiddiau Chalkie yn Sili Penarth a diolch yw haelioni er y cyfnod prysur cafodd Ffoton Cymru/Wales dwy awr o'i gwmni yn ddiweddar.

Y mae parch mawr yw luniau du a gwyn o artistiaid roc a pop y 70'ai a'r 80'ai. Fe ymddangosodd lluniau Chalkie Davies yn yr NME a'r Face yn ystod y cyfnod arbennig hwnnw yn hanes cerddoriaeth. Fe deithiodd gyda'r mawrion Elvis Costello Paul McCartney a Thin Lizzy.

Treilliasom dwy awr ddifyr yn ei gwmni yn trafod ffotograffiaeth, goleuo, celf a mentora talent newydd. Mwynhewch!

Chalkie Davies.  2015 © Rebecca Thomas

Chalkie Davies. On stage at Laugharne Weekend 2015. © Brian Carroll

Gallery images © Chalkie Davies and used on Ffoton with permission of the photographer

All content is Copyright FfotonWales and respective images ©Rebecca Thomas - Sunflower Photography South Wales (on Facebook),
©Brian Carroll and ©Emyr Young. No reuse or publishing without prior permission.

Mae'r cynnwys yn hawlfraint Ffoton Cymru/Wales a'r lluniau yn hawlfraint ©Rebecca Thomas - Sunflower Photography South Wales,
©Brian Carroll ac ©Emyr Young. Ni ellir defnyddio na chyhoeddi lluniau heb ganiatâd.

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