Ed Templeton: Deformer: Limited Edition by Ed TempletonEd Templeton: Deformer: Limited Edition by Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton: Deformer: Limited Edition

Photographed byEd Templeton

Hardcover | October 1, 2008

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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. 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 upbringing 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. This boxed limited edition comes with a signed and numbered photograph by Ed Templeton.
Title:Ed Templeton: Deformer: Limited EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 11.5 × 9.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:DamianiLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8862080603

ISBN - 13:9788862080606