Blood of the Young Zine
December 30th, 2012

Blood of the Young Zines
Blood of the Young Zine. An iPhone picture. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.

“Blood of the Young Zine”bloodoftheyoungzine.com

A stack of zines hit the doormat a few days ago from Blood of the Young Zine. An independent publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Well worth taking a look at.


End of year Review: Zines
December 29th, 2012

“Zine”marcvallee.co.uk

No surprise that I’m a big fan of zines and independent book publishing. Bringing out two of my own zines this year has been a great deal of fun and very rewarding. The inspiration came from friends. In particular Andreas Laszlo Konrath via Pau Wau Publications in New York City and Brian David Stevens via Hamburger Eyes.

Plus a big thank you goes out to both my designer Colin Robinson from CRA Design and Lucy Moore from Claire de Rouen Books. Getting a yes from Lucy was a great day and she has been very supportive of both zines.

The plan for 2013 is to put out three new zines and build up to publishing a book in 2014. So with that I would to thank everyone who bought a zine this year. Bottom line I could not have done it with out you.


Wolfgang Tillmans
December 20th, 2012

“Wolfgang Tillmans at the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República.”banrepcultural.org

Interesting film with Wolfgang Tillmans on art, photography and the print as object. Well worth taking a look at.


End of year review: My top ten pictures
December 19th, 2012


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 09.08.12. Skateboarder Dylan Leadley-Watkins at home in south east London on Thursday 9 August 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.

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In no particular order here are my top ten pictures from 2012. It’s been a great year and I hope you enjoy this edit.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 11.07.12. Graffiti artist on Leake Street near Waterloo Train Station on Wednesday 11 July 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 09.11.12.i Christian Hoso at the Vans Cab Lite launch party at the skateboarding shop Slam City Skates on Friday 9 November 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


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.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 26.05.12. Kennington skate bowl jam on Saturday 26 May 2012 in London, England. The Kennington Bowl has stood largely untouched since the 70‘s. The American shoe company Converse has resurfaced and updated the bowl as part of it’s ‘Fix To Ride’ program. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 22.02.12. Backstage at the Asger Juel Larsen autumn winter 2012 fashion show on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 11.03.12. Anti-skateboarding devices near Bankside on Sunday 11 March 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, UNITED KINGDOM – 19.01.12. Author Dom Lyne at home in Camden Town on Thursday 19th January 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 06.01.12. Male sex worker Thierry Schaffauser at home on Friday 6th January 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 18.08.12. A graffiti writer taking part in the Battle of Waterloo competition on Leake Street near Waterloo Train Station on Saturday 18 August 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2012. All rights reserved.


Documenting Dylan (Mile End Skatepark)
December 7th, 2012

“Documenting Dylan” – marcvallee.co.uk

“Documenting Dylan Slideshow”marcvallee.co.uk

Here is a new set of pictures for the Documenting Dylan project from Mile End skatepark. Plus thirteen seconds (shot on my iPhone) of Dylan doing an ollie over a street cone. This project will be the first zine out in 2013. For now you can still buy both the Graffiti and Anti-Skateboarding Devices zine.