Passenger Films – The Art of Skating
January 18th, 2015

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Passenger Films – The Art of Skatingpassengerfilms.wordpress.com

Looking forward to taking part in the Passenger Films event this week. Here is what it’s all about.

“Please join us for the start of the new Passenger Films 2015 schedule. We start off with an evening of film and discussion featuring the acclaimed documentary, Beautiful Losers (2008) and other short skateboarding films.

“Drawing on the subversive and anti-establishment ethos of skateboarding, the film speaks to the ways in which alternative creative subcultures can become mainstream art; but also the conflicts, tensions and issues that can arise because of the perceived ‘institutionalisation’.

“There will be a post-screening discussion involving Prof. Iain Borden (Bartlett School, UCL), author of ‘Skateboarding in the City’, Marc Vallée, a documentary photographer whose work explores the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture, Sabina Andron (Bartlett School, UCL) a photographer and street art researcher and Dr. Harriet Hawkins (Geography Department, Royal Holloway), author of ‘For Creative Geographies’. The panellists will use the film(s) as a starting point to discuss the broader issues of subversive creativity and its role in challenging, subverting or indeed formulating more mainstream views of art.

“The event kicks off at 7pm, Tuesday 20th of January, Jetlag Bar, 125 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, W1t 6QB (see map). Tickets are available for £5.00 on the door.”


Photographer & Curator Matt Martin
January 17th, 2015

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 15.01.15. Photographer and curator Matt Martin on the Southbank on Thursday 15 January 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

Photographer & Curator Matt Martinmarcvallee.co.uk

New pictures of Matt on the Southbank this week.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 15.01.15. Photographer and curator Matt Martin on the Southbank on Thursday 15 January 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.


Daniel Farr & Dylan Leadley-Watkins
January 12th, 2015

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 10.01.15. Student Daniel Farr and skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins and on Saturday 10 January 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

Daniel Farr & Dylan Leadley-Watkinsmarcvallee.co.uk

New pictures of Daniel and Dylan in Dalston over the week.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 10.01.15. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Saturday 10 January 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.


Anti-Skateboarding Devices Barbican Estate
January 5th, 2015

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.01.15. Anti-skateboarding devices at The Barbican Estate on Sunday 4 January 2015 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices are deployed by private corporations and local authorities to reshape individual and group behaviour to discourage skateboarders from using a particular public or semi public space. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015.

Anti-Skateboarding Devices Barbican Estatemarcvallee.co.uk

New pictures of Anti-Skateboarding Devices on the Barbican Estate.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.01.15. Anti-skateboarding devices at The Barbican Estate on Sunday 4 January 2015 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices are deployed by private corporations and local authorities to reshape individual and group behaviour to discourage skateboarders from using a particular public or semi public space. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.01.15. Anti-skateboarding devices at The Barbican Estate on Sunday 4 January 2015 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices are deployed by private corporations and local authorities to reshape individual and group behaviour to discourage skateboarders from using a particular public or semi public space. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015.


London Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins
January 2nd, 2015

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 02.01.15. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on the Southbank on Friday 2 January 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

London Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkinsmarcvallee.co.uk

New pictures of Dylan on the Southbank today – plus Taco the dog.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 02.01.15. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins and Taco on the Southbank on Friday 2 January 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 02.01.15. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on the Southbank on Friday 2 January 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2015. All rights reserved.


End of Year Review: Zines, Books, Talks & Exhibitions
December 29th, 2014

The year kicked off with Foyles giving me a shelf with my name on it, a talk at Photo-Forum and the publication of the second edition of Anti-Skateboarding Devices. In April I took part in The Photocopy Club exhibition at Urban Spree in Berlin, the Café Royal Books Index 2014 project at the University of Central Lancashire and Half Tone at the Open Space Gallery in Copenhagen.

My fifth zine Queer was published in May. Twelve raw images over 24 black and white pages of my close friend Dom Lyne. Tattoos, sexuality and mental health with a nod to American novelist Dennis Cooper. Shot over two years in Dom’s London home in Camden Town. Also in May, I took part in the Long Live Southbank exhibition at the Undercroft which was followed by the London Festival of Architecture exhibition and Miniclick talk at the Anise Gallery.

The summer started with Anti-Skateboarding Devices being featured in the Guardian, then a talk at The Photographers’ Gallery on Larry Clark and in August Millbank and that Van was published by Café Royal Books.

September I took part in a group show at The Print Room in Malaysia and the brilliant Long Live Southbank book was published in October. Anti-Skateboarding Devices was also reviewed in Source Magazine.

Number Six was published in December with a launch party at Ti Pin Tin books in east London. The year ended with Number Six on sale in Tokyo!

Huge thanks to everyone who bought a zine or book and came to a talk or exhibition. I would like to wish you all the best for 2015.


End of Year Review: My top ten pictures
December 23rd, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 28.01.14. Photographer and curator Matt Martin at home in east London on Tuesday 28 January 2014. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

Marc Valléemarcvallee.co.uk

In no particular order here are my top ten pictures for 2014.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.03.14. Writer and artist Dom Lyne on the roof of his home in Camden Town on Friday 14 March 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.03.14. The Camden Town home of writer and artist Dom Lyne on Friday 14 March 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.04.14. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins in Soho on Friday 4 April 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 23.03.14. Filmmaker Drew Lint at the British Film Institute on Sunday 23 March 2014 in London, England. The Berlin based Canadian film director was in London for a screening of his short film Rough Trade at the BFI Flare LGBT film festival. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 13.05.14. Christopher Rudd-Perry on Tuesday 13 May 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 18.09.14. Daniel Farr at home in Dalston in east London on Thursday 18 September 2014. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 30.09.14. Italian fashion student Alejandro Form outside a shop on Brick Lane on Tuesday 30 September 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 12.09.14. London Fashion Week at Somerset House on Friday 12 September 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.10.14. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Tuesday 14 October 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.


Number Six Launch Party @ Ti Pi Tin Books
December 4th, 2014

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Ti Pi Tin Bookstipitin.com

Come celebrate the publication of my new zine Number Six.

7pm to 9pm. Thursday 11 December 2014. Ti Pi Tin Books, 47 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 8EL.

RSVP: Facebook or Eventbrite.

Number Six explores the tension between public and private space in the context of contemporary youth culture. London graffiti writers, skateboarders, car park basements and Soho roofs in 24 black and white pages.

Ti Pi Tin was established in 2009 by Katja Chernova originally as an online platform, Ti Pi Tin is a project space dedicated to selling, supporting and promoting publications made by artists.


Photo-Forum Exhibition
November 28th, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 21.09.11. Graffiti artist on Leake Street near Waterloo Train Station on Wednesday 21 September 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2011. All rights reserved.

Photo-Forum Exhibitionphoto-forum.org

Looking forward to taking part in the Photo-Forum exhibition in December.

“Featuring a collection of incredible work from our speakers, the exhibition will be held at Calumet Drummond Street on 4th December and we cordially invite you to join us for a mince pie and drink or two.”

7pm, Thursday 4th December 2014. Calumet, 93-103 Drummond Street, London. NW1 2HJ. RSVP: Facebook.


London Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins
November 6th, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.10.14. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Tuesday 14 October 2014 n London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

London Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkinsmarcvallee.co.uk

New pictures of Dylan from last month.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.10.14. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins on Tuesday 14 October 2014 n London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.