The Photocopy Club San Francisco
February 2nd, 2015

The Photocopy Club San Fran

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The Photocopy Club is heading to San Francisco this month and teaming up with Michael Jang for an old skool DIY open submissions exhibition at the Book & Job Gallery.

Click here for submission information. One not to miss!


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

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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.”


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.

Click here to view the full picture library edit.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.


Anti-Skateboarding Devices – Source Magazine Review
October 8th, 2014

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Marc Vallée on Instagram.

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Nice review of my Anti-Skateboarding Devices zine by Daniel Jewesbury in the current issue of Source Magazine. Pick up a print copy or subscribe via here.

You can buy the zine here.


Long Live Southbank Book
October 6th, 2014

Long Live Southbank Book Cover

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Selected page spreads of my pictures featured in the Long Live Southbank book. The book is a celebration of the history and culture of the Undercroft and the campaign to save it.

Over 400 pages of essays, pictures and illustrations. From the history of the site and it’s architecture to the present day all wrapped up in four decades of skateboarding history.

The contributors list is long and impressive. A who’s who of British skateboarding. Two of the many things that stand out for me are Chris Steele-Perkins ‘Cardboard City’ pictures of the homeless in the walkways, undercrofts and underpasses of the Southbank and Waterloo. Plus a brilliant essay by Iain Borden on the architecture of the site. And that’s just scratching at the surface of this book.

You can order a copy via the LLSB shop.

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Long Live Southbank, pages 2 and 3. Heni Publishing, 2014.

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Long Live Southbank, pages 374 and 375. Heni Publishing, 2014.

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Long Live Southbank, pages 386 and 387. Heni Publishing, 2014.


The Print Room Exhibition
August 30th, 2014

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NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. South New Jersey in the summer of 1995. (Photo by Marc Vallée/marcvallee.co.uk) (c) Marc Vallée, 1995.

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One of my 90s New Jersey prints will be on show at The Print Room in Malaysia next month for the Up Your Alley street photography exhibition. The show opens on the 6 September and runs until the 19 October 2014. A selection of my zines and my new book Millbank and that Van will also be on sale.

“The Print Room’s next exhibition “Up Your Alley” focuses on street photography, which is arguably one of the most practised but much-debated genres of photography. What exactly constitutes “street photography”? Does it document the daily heartbeat of a particular place? Does a photographer’s interaction with the people in front of the lens compromise the image in any way? Can a photograph be considered an example of street photography if it only captures the physical space, without the people who live there?

“These were some of the questions that the photographers involved in this exhibition grappled with as they trawled different corners of their respective cities at all hours of the day and night. We will be showing various works from professional and emerging photographers, as well as some of the students of the The Print Room, all of whom have shot in a vast range of styles in locations such as England, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Bangladesh and Switzerland.”


Millbank and that Van
August 15th, 2014

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Millbank and that Vancaferoyalbooks.com

Selected page spreads from my new book Millbank and that Van which was released yesterday by Café Royal Books. You can buy a copy via here.

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