Jesse James
June 24th, 2011


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 23.06.11. A contact sheet and EP of Jesse James “Shoes” on Thursday 23 June 2011 shot by Marc Vallée in London in 2001. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2011. All rights reserved.

“Jesse James”wikipedia.org

Last week it was Blink 182 and this week it’s Jesse James. I was commissioned to shoot the band in 2001. We spent all day in the studio and then towards the end of the shoot I came up with the idea of photographing the shoes of the band. The classic “Shoes” EP cover was born!

Hope you enjoy the i-Phone picture above and you can watch a video of the band here.


Back in the day with Blink 182
June 16th, 2011


LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.06.11. A set of prints and contact sheets of Blink 182 shot by Marc Vallée in London in 1999. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2011. All rights reserved.

“Blink 182”blink182.com

This week I have been editing pictures from the 90s and came across a set of Blink 182 contact sheets and a few work prints. I remember the night well. I was given just over an hour with the boys before a gig at the Borderline. I had seen them play at the London Astoria a few years before when Lagwagon was headling and became a fan. It was interesting to work with them at this time just before the band hit the mainstream here in the UK.

I will be printing a set up plus scanning them for my picture library soon. Enjoy the above i-Phone picture for now.


Sabotage
January 7th, 2010


Link.

Sabotage Audiobeastieboys.com

Sabotage Videobeastieboys.com

It’s no secret that I’m a big Beastie Boys fan. Sabotage is one of my favourites. Raw energy, passion and lyrics that still hit hard – what more could you ask for? Enjoy!

Sabotage lyrics

I can’t stand it, I know you planned it
I’m gonna set it straight, this Watergate
I can’t stand rocking when I’m in here
Cause your crystal ball ain’t so crystal clear

So while you sit back and wonder why
I got this fucking thorn in my side
Oh my God, it’s a mirage
I’m tellin’ y’all, it’s a sabotage

So, so, so, so listen up ’cause you can’t say nothin’
You’ll shut me down with a push of your button?
But you, I’m out and I’m gone
I’ll tell you now, I keep it on and on

Cause what you see you might not get
And we can bet, so don’t you get souped yet
You’re scheming on a thing that’s a mirage
I’m trying to tell you now, it’s sabotage

Why
Our backs are now against the wall?
Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage
Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage
Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage
Listen all y’all, it’s a sabotage

I can’t stand it, I know you planned it
I’m gonna set it straight, this Watergate
Lord, I can’t stand rockin’ when I’m in this place
Because I feel disgrace because you’re all in my face

But make no mistakes and switch up my channel
I’m Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle
What could it be, it’s a mirage
You’re scheming on a thing, that’s sabotage