Blondey 15-21 is the fifth book from Alasdair and it his first to focus on a single subject: Blondey McCoy, the skateboarder and artist. The book features 150 photographs of Blondey McCoy, taken between his ages of 15 and 21. The close working relationship has gone on to define a distinct period of time in Blondey’s life. It was edited and designed at M/M (Paris).”
“I first met Blondey in early 2013. He was really quiet when I first shot him; he was only fifteen. There are certain people you meet, male or female, who just have a power to them, you can put anything on them and they really carry it off—Blondey had that. I remember getting the pictures back—and he’s probably not going to be very flattered by this—and I thought he had something of a very young Shaun Ryder about him. The thing is, Blondey never looked soft.”said the photographer.
Jo-Ann Furniss added, “Along the way, he lost a front tooth—he can’t really remember how—and people have watched him being knocked over by a black cab many hundreds of thousands of times. He’s gone from Bambi to ennui, you can see it in his eyes; it’s all in the pictures.”