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"I think the moment I started to carry a camera opened up so many different worlds. Simultaneously there are a million things you could be shooting. The main focus was initially documenting these people around me, skateboarders. But then right away you realize that you have this camera with you all the time, so everything becomes a story, every image is a clue to what it's like to be alive. The camera becomes your eyes. It quickly went from one subject to many. Everything becomes an ongoing series with no end. The end is when you die. So on one level, all these pictures become photographs in the normal sense, or maybe become a series of photographs. Some pictures are a reference toll for me. I can look back and remember. I have had so many concussions I need help remembering what happened in my own life! Looking at a photograph can bring back so much more information than what is shown within the frame. Even for the viewer there is an assumption about what is happening outside the frame." Ed Templeton, excerpted from his interview with Thomas Caron in The Cemetery of Reason.
Wayward Cognitions is a collection of photographs by Ed Templeton (born 1972), chosen from his archives spanning 20 years. For this volume, Templeton selected photographs that do not fit into his usual manner of organizing by theme or subject. In past publications he has arranged his work in straightforward groupings such as Teenage Kissers, Teenage Smokers, or photographs shot from a moving car (as in his book The Seconds Pass). In Deformer he presented the photographs under the theme of suburbia. Wayward Cognitions represents the in-between moments that arise when shooting in the streets without theme or subject. "It's about looking, people watching, finding pleasure in the visual vignettes we glimpse each day," says Templeton. When those moments are removed from the context in which they were shot, dynamic stories can be told or imagined in book form. The photographs in Wayward Cognitions were printed by Templeton in his darkroom; he then created the layout and design himself, building the book from scratch in his home studio.
PUBLISHER Um Yeah Arts
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8 x 10.75 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 12/31/2014 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 51
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Published by S.M.A.K.. Edited by Thomas Caron. Text by Jean-François Chévrier, Carlo McCormick, Philippe van Cauteren, Arty Nelson, Thomas Caron.
Californian artist Ed Templeton (born 1972) delivers up his diagnosis of the contemporary human condition in a whirlwind of present-tense imagery, filtered through photographs, paintings and drawings. Over the past decade and a half, Templeton has built an oeuvre that closely tracks his day-to-day reality, recording life in the Southern Californian suburbs, his flawed family background, his life as a professional skateboarder, his milieu, the relationship between the artist and his muse (his wife Deanna) and much else. Templeton has also drawn deeply on artists such as Egon Schiele, Balthus, David Hockney, Larry Clark and Nan Goldin; as with their work, what begins as a very personal chronicle ultimately opens out onto grander horizons--in Templeton's case, a broad meditation on the chaos and the joy of being human. The Cemetery of Reason is the first large monographic museum publication devoted to Templeton's work. Presented as a mid-career retrospective accompanying a spring 2010 exhibition at the S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) in Ghent, Belgium, it combines and juxtaposes works in various media from the past 15 years with new works and series, all reproduced in 260 color images, thus providing the most comprehensive overview of Templeton's work available. Born in 1972 and raised in the Orange County suburb of Los Angeles, Ed Templeton is a professional skateboarder, co-editor of the arts magazine ANP Quarterly, photographer and artist. His work was featured in the hugely successful traveling show Beautiful Losers.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/31/2010 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 94
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Eleven years in the making and compiling more than 30 years of material, Ed Templeton's scrapbook of his upbringing in suburban Orange County California is a much-anticipated book. Its photographs give a sun-drenched glimpse of what it might be like to be young and alive in the "suburban domestic incubator" of Orange County, conveyed in the idiom of Nan Goldin or Larry Clark (and with a sharp eye for the streets that recalls Garry Winogrand or Eugene Richards). For like his groundbreaking predecessors, Templeton is always a participant in the scenes he shoots. From the Alleged Press series curated by Aaron Rose, Deformer interweaves disciplinary letters from Templeton's grandfather and religious notes from his mother with sketches, snapshots, telling images and the occasional brutal tale, laying out an unresolved narrative that plunges readers headlong into Templeton's chaotic youth and his reliance on art and skateboarding to accommodate its stresses and joys. "Skateboarding allowed me to travel the world, and that showed me that where I live is totally messed up," he observes. "That perspective has fueled me and been a source for my art." Through photographs, stories and ephemera of all sorts from his youth and teenage years, Templeton offers readers an intensely close and personal look at an artist's coming of age. Deformer is also available in a boxed limited edition which comes with a signed and numbered photograph by Ed Templeton.
Ed Templeton, born in 1972, is a professional skateboarder, co-editor of the arts magazine ANP Quarterly, photographer and artist. His work was featured in the hugely successful traveling show Beautiful Losers.