Ed Templeton in conversation with Matt Martin

Ed Templeton, from the Wayward Cognitions series. © Ed Templeton


In this conversation, Matt Martin discusses the work of cult photographer and skateboarder Ed Templeton, his photographic process when shooting and editing/archive, his zine archive and mixed-media works and his book ‘Wires Crossed’.

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Ed Templeton (born 1972 Lives and works in Huntington Beach, CA) – A respected cult figure in the subculture of skateboarding, his paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed-media installations take their inspiration from the subculture he is a part of and the suburban environment he lives in. Templeton is also a two-time world-champion professional skateboarder, and the founder/creator of Toy Machine skateboard company. His work has been shown at MOCA, Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, S.M.A.K. Museum, Belgium, Bonnefanten Museum, Netherlands, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Pier 24 Photography Museum, San Francisco, and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, UK. His work is included in the LACMA permanent collection. Over 15 books of his work have been published.
Matt Martin is a photographer, Curator and Publisher based in London. For the last 5 years he worked as the curator of Doomed Gallery London and started the photocopy club project in 2011. Matt has been working within zine and self publishing culture for the last 10 years and runs Zines of the World with Doomed founder Ken Flaherty, which is a traveling photographic zine exhibition. Since then Matt has curated exhibitions and worked with photography festivals around the UK as well as projects in Hong kong, Poland, America and South Africa.