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Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton is a fantastic documenter of counter-culture and this publication, entirely art-directed by Templeton, is a major work. Its photographs give a sun-drenched glimpse of what it might be like to be young and alive in what Templeton refers to as “the suburban domestic incubator”. Deformer intertwines photographs, paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, disciplinary letters from his grandfather and religious notes from his mother into a magnificent narrative of teenage isolation and social criticism. Many of the photographs have come about due to his life as a professional skateboarder and also capture the overlooked and forgotten dark side of the American dream.