London Festival of Architecture Exhibition
May 14th, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.05.13. Save the Southbank Skate Jam on Saturday 4 May 2013 in London, England. The legendary skate spot is under threat as part of plans to refurbish the Festival Wing, home to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.

London Festival of Architecture Exhibitionanisegallery.co.uk

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“In collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture, Anise Gallery will be exhibiting works from a select group of leading architectural and documentary photographers. The focus of the exhibition will be the unique and varied landscape of SE1, in particular the multitude of diverse buildings that can be found in this incredible pocket of South East London.”Anise Gallery.

In June I will be taking part in a group exhibition at the Anise Gallery for this years London Festival of Architecture program. I’m incredibly happy that one of my Long Live Southbank pictures has been included. I will also be taking part in a Miniclick talk at the gallery on Thursday 5 June along with other photographers from the show. This is one not to miss.

Private View: 6pm to 9pm, Thursday 12 June 2014.

Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, London, SE1 2PU.

Click here for more information.

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Queer
May 6th, 2014

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“Publishers’ Notes: Queer by Marc Vallée”(7MB PDF file)

My new zine Queer is now available to buy online via Big Cartel.

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.

Dom and I used to dance the night away at the Ghetto nightclub behind the London Astoria a lifetime ago. We lost touch, but our shared passion for the work of Dennis [Cooper] brought us back into each others lives. Yes, the zine is about Dom and his mental health, but it’s also about the importance of an alternative queer gaze. It’s a kind of an antidote or reaction to an ever increasing, and boring, homogenised gay world.

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Queer Marc Vallée. 24 pages, A5, printed and stapled. Published by Marc Vallée. First Edition 2014. Edition of 50. Numbered and signed by Marc Vallée. Printed on FSC certified paper stock which is chlorine free.


Long Live Southbank: 40 Years Later… 1 Year On
April 28th, 2014

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“40 Years Later… 1 Year On”llsb.com

This Sunday the Long Live Southbank crew are hosting it’s one year anniversary with a community skate jam at the undercroft on the Southbank. The day kicks off at 11am and all are welcome. Throughout the day there will be demos and competitions plus a group photography installation on the walls which I’m taking part in. This is one not to miss folks.

Sunday is also the launch party for my new zine just over the river from 7pm at the Retro Bar. There will be beer, tunes, good times and of course everyone will be able to buy a copy. If you are coming make sure you RSVP.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 04.05.13. Save the Southbank Skate Jam on Saturday 4 May 2013 in London, England. The legendary skate spot is under threat as part of plans to refurbish the Festival Wing, home to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2013. All rights reserved.


Publishers’ Notes: Queer by Marc Vallée
April 12th, 2014

Launch Party. 7pm to 9pm, Sunday 4 May 2014. Upstairs at the Retro Bar, 2 George Court, London WC2N 6HH. RSVP.

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Publishers’ Notes: Queer by Marc Vallée (7MB PDF file)

Queer Marc Vallée

24 pages, A5, printed and stapled. Published by Marc Vallée.
First Edition 2014.
Edition of 50.
Numbered and signed by Marc Vallée.
Printed on FSC certified paper stock which is chlorine free.

Queer is Marc Vallée’s fifth limited edition photography zine.

Twelve raw images over 24 black and white pages of his 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.

Marc Vallée on Queer

“Dom and I used to dance the night away at the Ghetto nightclub behind the London Astoria a lifetime ago. We lost touch, but our shared passion for the work of Dennis [Cooper] brought us back into each others lives. Yes, the zine is about Dom and his mental health, but it’s also about the importance of an alternative queer gaze. It’s a kind of an antidote or reaction to an ever increasing, and boring, homogenised gay world.”

Dennis Cooper on Marc Vallée

“Marc Vallée is one of my favourite contemporary photographers. Many artists are photographing the young, but Vallée’s work is exceptional and solitary, avoiding the kneejerk tendency to either define the young through their fashion sense or create the impression of communing with them by smothering them with fashionable aesthetics. His photographs are fully interested in their subjects, somehow more respectful of their beauty and emotions and, at the same time, more invasive of their privacy than any other youth oriented images out there. Vallée’s work is ravishing, noble, unique, and irresistible.”

Marc has an independent approach to publishing, rooted in DIY punk zine culture.

Marc’s first zine Writers was classic documentary and looked at the London graffiti scene. This lead to a visual polemic on defensible architecture with Anti-Skateboarding Devices (now in its second edition). Then came Documenting Dylan, the life of an 18 year old skateboarder from south east London who had just finished his A-levels. Not a pro. Just a kid that lives and breathes skateboarding. Number Four was more autobiographical. A collection of images of people, places and issues that interested him: The Long Live Southbank campaign, Matt Martin from The Photocopy Club plus Dylan and Dom.

The zines are collected worldwide and stocked by Foyles, Claire de Rouen Books, The Photographers’ Gallery and The Whitechapel Gallery.

Marc Vallée
http://www.marcvallee.co.uk

Marc Vallée is a London-based documentary photographer whose work focuses on the London graffiti scene, anti-skateboarding architecture, youth culture and political dissent.

Dennis Cooper
http://www.dennis-cooper.net

“Dennis Cooper, God help him, is a born writer” – William Burroughs.

Dennis Cooper is an American novelist, poet, critic, editor and performance artist.

Dom Lyne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominic_Lyne

Dom Lyne is an English writer, musician and artist.


Café Royal Books: Index 2014
April 7th, 2014

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Picture courtesy of Café Royal Books.

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“Using Index as a container, exhibition space and story telling device, the pages that follow have been edited to create pairs or combinations of images that can be read as new narratives. The book is an experimental exchange of out-of-context, repurposed text and image.”Café Royal Books.

Installation pictures of the Café Royal Books Index launch last week at the Hanover Project. Includes one of my mid 90s NJ surfer pictures published in XY Magazine in 2003.

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Picture courtesy of Café Royal Books.

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Picture courtesy of Café Royal Books.

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Picture courtesy of Café Royal Books.


Urban Spree Gallery
April 7th, 2014

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Picture courtesy of Urban Spree.

“Urban Spree Gallery”urbanspree.com

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Writers, Documenting Dylan and the second edition of Anti-Skateboarding Devices are now available to buy from Urban Spree in Berlin.


Foyles Bookstore
March 16th, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.03.14. Two of Marc Vallée’s photography zines on display with Jonathan Meades Museum Without Walls and Iain Borden’s Skateboarding, Space and the City at Foyles flagship bookstore 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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Reading Mike Davis’s City of Quartz and Iain Borden’s Skateboarding, Space and the City lead me to publish Anti-Skateboarding Devices in 2012. To see the second edition (along with Writers) on display with these books at Foyles last week was a pretty damn special moment.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 14.03.14. Two of Marc Vallée’s photography zines on display with Mikes Davis’s City of Quartz and Iain Borden’s Skateboarding, Space and the City at Foyles flagship bookstore on Friday 14 March 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.


The Photocopy Club Berlin
March 4th, 2014

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“The Photocopy Club”thephotocopyclub.com

The Photocopy Club is back and heading to Berlin in April for an old skool DIY open submissions exhibition at the Urban Spree Gallery.

Click here for submission information. One not to miss!


Photo-Forum
February 10th, 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”photo-forum.org

I will be doing a talk about my work at the February Photo-Forum this Thursday along with Matt Martin.

“This February Photo-Forum plays host to two photographers who have garnered widespread attention in their work to document the lives directly around them: their family, their friends and the unique subcultures they inhabit. Both have achieved an enviable honesty to their images of youth culture, bred by their closeness to their subjects and their own histories in DIY and Punk backgrounds.”

Click here for more information.

Facebook event.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 07.01.14. Marc Vallée’s self-published photography zines on display at Foyles flagship bookstore on Tuesday 7 January 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.


Foyles Bookstore
January 8th, 2014

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 07.01.14. Marc Vallée’s self-published photography zines on display at Foyles flagship bookstore on Tuesday 7 January 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.

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My self-published photography zines are now available to buy from Foyles flagship bookstore on the Charing Cross Road here in London.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 07.01.14. Marc Vallée’s self-published photography zines on display at Foyles flagship bookstore on Tuesday 7 January 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 2014. All rights reserved.