Documenting Dylan Slideshow
September 26th, 2012

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In August I started a new documentary project. The subject is 19 year old skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins from south east London. The slideshow above is a work in progress edit. Dylan has been very generous with his time and the pictures are starting to work for me. It will be interesting to see how things develop. The plan is to publish a zine and hold an exhibition towards the end of next year. For now enjoy the slideshow.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 01.08.12. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins playing with a Rottweiler dog in south London on Wednesday 1 August 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold
September 24th, 2012

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My friend Leah Borromeo is making a documentary film about the Indian cotton farmers who kill themselves to escape debt – and she needs your help.

“The journey starts with nearly 300,000 Indian farmers who have killed themselves to escape debt. At one point, up to 26 per day. They are the price we pay for cheap cotton – trapped in a cycle of debt, brought about as a result of the industrialisation of their livelihoods. Some kill themselves by drinking the pesticides with which they farm.

“At the heart of the film will be the human stories of the people who work the fields to form the threads of our moral fibre. We will ask ‘when you bag a bargain, who pays for it?'”

I’ve made a donation. To see why watch the video above and then click here to see how you can help.


Leah filming pesticides in India – The Cotton Film: Dirty White Gold.


London Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins Playing Drums + Audience (20.09.12)
September 22nd, 2012


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 20.09.12. The Amersham Arms in south east London on Thursday 20 September 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 20.09.12. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins playing drums at the Amersham Arms pub in south east London on Thursday 20 September 2012 in London, England. Dylan is a member of the band The Vallarandettas. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 20.09.12. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins playing drums at the Amersham Arms pub in south east London on Thursday 20 September 2012 in London, England. Dylan is a member of the band The Vallarandettas. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 20.09.12. Part of the audience dancing in front of the band The Vallarandettas at the Amersham Arms pub in south east London on Thursday 20 September 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


Anti-Skateboarding Architecture Shell Centre (15.09.12)
September 18th, 2012


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 15.09.12. Anti-skateboarding architecture near the Shell Centre on Saturday 15 September 2012 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices and architecture are deployed by private corporations and local authorities. The aim is to reshape individual and group behavior and discourage skateboarders from using a particular public or semi public space. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.

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Anti-Skateboarding Devices St Paul’s (13.09.12)
September 14th, 2012


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 13.09.12. Anti-skateboarding devices near St Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday 13 September 2012 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices are deployed by private corporations and local authorities. The aim is to reshape individual and group behavior and discourage skateboarders from using a particular public or semi public space. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 13.09.12. Anti-skateboarding devices near St Paul’s Cathedral on Thursday 13 September 2012 in London, England. Anti-skateboarding devices are deployed by private corporations and local authorities. The aim is to reshape individual and group behavior and discourage skateboarders from using a particular public or semi public space. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


London Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins
September 7th, 2012


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 05.09.12. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins
at the undercroft on the Southbank on Wednesday 5 September 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.

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