Ahead of his much-anticipated Retrospective exhibition at National Museum Wales, Ffoton Wales arranged to talk with Chalkie after a brief introduction at the Laugharne Weekend in early April.

Unlike many of the interviews probing his early work with the great and good of the 1970/80's music scene for the NME and The Face publications - we focussed on his start in photography, process, love of lighting and move into studio work. And in keeping with all our conversations, we explore Chalkie's views on photography education and training of new talent.

We hope you enjoy our photography conversation with a skilled Welsh photographer.

'Chalkie Davies: the NME years' 9 May - 6 Sept 2015, National Museum Cardiff


Images ©Rebecca Thomas

Chalkie Davies. 2015 ©Rebecca Thomas