“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.” – Dennis Cooper, novelist and artist.
Context: Marc Vallée has been documenting the energy, self-expression and idealism of different sub-sections of youth culture since the mid 1990s. Authenticity is what you get with Marc, he depicts and shoots what he knows from the inside. In 2012 Marc started to document the life of Dylan. An 18 year old skateboarder from south east London.
Zine: Documenting Dylan Marc Vallée. 24 pages, A5, printed and stapled. Published by Marc Vallée. First Edition 2013. Edition of 50. Numbered and signed by Marc Vallée. Printed on FSC certified paper stock which is chlorine free. Buy Here.