Edward "Ed" Templeton (born July 28, 1972) is a professional skateboarder, skateboard company owner, and contemporary artist who, as of 2012, resides in Huntington Beach, California, United States (US).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Professional skateboarding
- 3 Contemporary artist
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Videography
- 6 Selected Contest History
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 Selected Bibliography
- 10 External links
Templeton was born in Orange County, California, US, and began skateboarding in 1985, in his home town of Huntington Beach, with friend, Jason Lee. In a 2012 interview, Templeton explained the commencement of his fascination with skateboarding:
The first thing that I ever saw was a kid skating down the street and he ollied up a curb; that was, you know, the thing that got me started. I thought that was the coolest thing ever, like, how could this guy just keep cruising down the street and not have to stop and pick up his board. By luck, [professional skateboarder and company owner] Mark Gonzales lived here in 1987, so, ah, one of my first, probably the first pro I ever saw, or realized was a pro skateboarder, was Mark Gonzales. I was in Sidewalk Surfer, the skate shop down here, and, that was on Main St., in Huntington Beach; we went in there to look at stickers, and there was a Skull Skates sticker which I fell in love with—I thought that was the coolest sticker ever ... so we followed him [Gonzales], ahh, back to his house, like stalkers, and, uh, and started skating the quarter-pipe [ramp] and he had disappeared, but then he came back down, did, like, a three, four-foot high "judo air" ... I remember being pretty floored, floored by that.
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Templeton was assigned professional status by New Deal Skateboards in 1990, a company that he left in 1992 to initiate the short-lived companies, "TV" and "Television" (both with professional skateboarder, Mike Vallely).
Following the demise of both TV and Television, Templeton founded—and, as of January 2013, is the sole owner of the company—Toy Machine in 1994, after skateboarding entrepreneur, Tod Swank, agreed to support the idea. As of January 2013, Toy Machine is distributed by Swank's Tum Yeto company—Tum Yeto also distributes the Dekline skate shoe brand, the Pig skate wheel brand, the Ruckus skate truck brand, and the Foundation skateboard deck brand.
Templeton, who does all of the artwork for his brand, explained his discovery of skateboard art in a 2012 interview:
It wasn't until later that I realized he [Gonzales] did his own graphics. And that's, that's the one thing that I would cite as one of my biggest influences, was learning about the pros that did their own skateboard graphics—that to me was a really ... cool idea, and kind of meant a lot to me as a kid, 'cause I thought ... the board I am potentially buying ... was made by the guy whose name's on that board. He put his own artistic touch, or, or, his effort into that board. It wasn't just some hired artist.
In a January 2013 article, by Andrew Reilly for The Huffington Post, the ethos behind Toy Machine (or, the company's full name: "Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Co."), is described as, "an adverse reaction to the misrepresented and highly corporate images of skateboarding in popular culture", with Templeton sardonically referring to fans of the brand as "loyal pawns". The company's popularity increased following inception, and tours—both domestic and international—followed. As of January 2013, the company has released a total of eleven videos (including tour and promotional videos), and sponsors a team of eleven skateboarders, including Leo Romero, Thrasher magazine's "Skater of the Year" in 2010.
While running Toy Machine in the mid-1990s, Templeton joined a now-defunct skate shoe brand named Sheep. While sponsored by the company, Templeton released his first signature model shoe that was non-leather and entirely vegan. Other riders on the team were Rick McCrank, Brian Anderson, Mike Manzoori (now a skateboard videographer), and Frank Hirata. Templeton was featured in the Sheep video, Life of Leisure, released in 1996.
After the Sheep brand ended around the end of the twentieth century, Templeton became sponsored by the Emerica shoe company, a brand that was launched by Sole Technology, also responsible for the etnies and eS brands (as of January 2013, the latter is on a protracted hiatus). Templeton joined other professional skateboarders, such as Andrew Reynolds, Aaron Suski, Chris Senn, and Erik Ellington, in the making of the company's second video This Is Skateboarding, released in 2002; Templeton's part is edited to a song by Butter 08, entitled "It's the Rage".
In November 2012, Templeton suffered a leg injury while participating in an Emerica demo that had the potential to end his career. Templeton used the time to prepare a photographic exhibition, later entitled "Memory Foam", that was opened in January 2013.
In 2012, along with numerous other team riders from the RVCA clothing brand, Templeton left RVCA and joined a newly started clothing brand named "eswic". In its fall (autumn) 2012 collection catalogue, the company described itself in the following manner:
In keeping with ESWIC's style, Fall is heavily influenced by the team riders ... featuring artwork by team rider Ed Templeton, Fall marks ESWIC's first injection of cut & sew product into the retail market. As an independently owned lifestyle brand, ESWIC re-invents timeless easy-to-wear basics with a fashion forward twist.
Templeton identified the following five skateboarders as his top five all-time influences: Gonzales, Rodney Mullen, Tony Hawk, Tony Alva, and Heath Kirchart. In relation to skateboarding more generally, Templeton stated:
The same idea that got me interested in skating is still relevant today; through all the changes and years and whatever, I've always maintained that the only thing that is lame about skateboarding is the skateboarding industry. We can look at all the industry changes, and the trends, and the videos, and X Games, and whatever, and think, start thinking, "Oh, skateboarding's different"; but that's not skateboarding at all. Skateboarding is still simply skateboarding.
Templeton was identified by Transworld Skateboarding magazine as the twentieth most influential skater of all time. Following his selection, Templeton explained his position in skateboarding in relation to Toy Machine:
There’s a good chance that I wouldn’t have been part of it this long if I didn’t have Toy Machine and so for that I’m really thankful. All I can take care of is my little corner of skateboarding and try and make it legitimate and respectable and cool and keep it true to the people that skateboard and keep it true to the thing I love.
Templeton also identified his teenage skateboarding area, Huntington Beach, as an influence on the progression of street-based skateboarding, stating, "I can say that for certain, that there was, something happened here ... in Huntington Beach, that advanced street skating. I can say that without tooting my own horn ..."
Outside of skateboarding, Templeton is a painter, graphic designer, and photographer, areas that he has gained a reputation within without any formal training—the Photography Colleges website, in an article entitled "New School Photography: Ed Templeton", identifies Templeton as "probably the most influential contemporary photographer". Templeton's signature model skateboards for the New Deal company were self-designed and he subsequently became the head designer for his own brands—Templeton produces all of the art work for the Toy Machine skateboard company that, as of January 2013, is his primary skateboarding project. Templeton is also a co-editor of ANP Quarterly, an arts magazine started in 2005.
In a 2013 interview with The Huffington Post, Templeton clarified that his first art show was in 1993 and that he has "been skating, going on tours, painting in the studio and doing a show and sometimes a mixture of both. Sometimes going on a tour and then leaving for a few days to go to my show", describing it as "chaos in a lot of ways." In the same article, Templeton is counterposed to the "wholesome" depiction of Tony Hawk and the "sporting good stores"; instead, Templeton is associated with "teenage misfits". Templeton's painted works (and a single photograph) are featured on his Tumblr profile—maintained by the artist himself—"The Cul-de-sac of Lameness".
In 2000, Templeton's book of photography, Teenage Smokers, won the Italian Search For Art competition and Templeton was awarded US$50,000. In both 2001 and 2011, Templeton's artwork was featured in Juxtapoz magazine and, in 2002, the art exhibition, "The Essential Disturbance", was held at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, a show that was accompanied by a 100-page book, The Golden Age of Neglect (published by Drago).
Templeton is a featured artist in "Beautiful Losers", a project that consisted of several elements: a touring art exhibit, a collected art book and a feature documentary film, all of which include the work of various contemporary artists. A large section of the art in the Beautiful Losers project covers skateboarding and other urban themes. In 2003, Templeton, along with members of the Toy Machine team, skated on a variety of purpose-built structures—including a car—at the base of the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center for the temporary showcase of Beautiful Losers. Templeton's work and career are also subjects in the Beautiful Losers film.
In 2008, Templeton published Deformer—the culmination of eleven years of preparation and research, in which he explores the "incubator of suburban outskirts", Orange County, California; that is, the area in which he spent his formative years. A documentary film, entitled Deformer, was also produced and released, featuring Templeton and the directorial work of Mike Mills; Mills also collaborated with Templeton for the Beautiful Losers project.
In early 2011, Templeton released a book featuring a collection of photographs, entitled Teenage Kissers. In October 2011, Templeton explained the origin of the project:
Unlike many photo projects, the concept was an afterthought. It’s typical for a photographer to come up with an idea or concept and then go out and shoot it. But in this case I have always shot people kissing whenever I had the chance. When curator/writer Arty Nelson called me and suggested we do a show of Teenage Kissers at the Half Gallery in NYC, he was thinking of my first book Teenage Smokers (1999). I did a quick search of my archive and realized I had more than enough to do a show. So Teenage Kissers was conceived as a sister book to Teenage Smokers. It’s the exact same size and has a very similar cover.
The Australian publication, Curvy, which focuses on the work of female artists, identified the collection as a favourite, in specific relation to Templeton's oeuvre, and Curvy contributor, Katie O, described the photographic series in the following manner: "It’s equal parts cute and gross. It’s a perfect depiction of teen romance – curiosity, infatuation, desperation to grow up, and getting in over your head. The photos are a awkward and wonderful and will remind you how tricky being an adolescent was – and how glad you are it’s over."
On January 12, 2013, Templeton held an opening event for a photographic exhibition, entitled "Memory Foam", at the Roberts & Tilton gallery in Culver City, California, US. Consisting of sixty-eight photographs, the show features Templeton’s impressions of the people of Huntington Beach, California, US and ended on February 16, 2013. Actor, Neil Patrick Harris, who is reportedly an admirer of Templeton's photographic work, attended the event and clothing brand, eswic, published a video segment that was filmed at the opening. Templeton explained the underpinning perspective of the exhibition in an interview with ESPN in January 2013:
I could fill this place with photos of London or Barcelona; I mean, I've gone to those places so many times, but compared to this it's so spotty. This is a daily thing just for fun. We go down there, days go by where I don't get any photos that are good, but that's the key of going down there: Once a week I'm going to get a couple great photos from walking around there so much.
The exhibition was assembled while Templeton was recovering from a severe injury that was sustained in November 2012. Templeton stated that the reason that the exhibition was not accompanied by a book was because "what you're seeing here is a selection of thousands and thousands of photos that didn't make the cut ... That's why this isn't a book yet, because it's a real big task to whittle it down to something."
Leica Camera AG, a German manufacturer of cameras, lenses, projectors, sport optics, high-aperture and laser rangefinder binoculars, and spotting scopes, initiated an interview series with skateboard journalist, Mark Whiteley (former editor of SLAP magazine), in January 2013. The series was introduced through the company's blog and the series is entitled, "Rolling Through the Shadows"—Whiteley explains in the introduction that he will interview a selection of skateboarders that "have gravitated towards Leica M equipment", including Templeton and others, such as Jerry Hsu and Arto Saari.
The Tumblr page for the House of Hayes "creative project", located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, featured Templeton's “Drinking the Kool-Aid” exhibit that, as of February 2013, is showing at London, United Kingdom (UK)'s Elms Lesters Painting Room—the exhibit consists of framed photographic work, both black-and-white and color.
Lucy Moore, former friend of the late London bookstore owner Claire de Rouen, selected Templeton's book Litmus Test (Super Labo) for a tribute to de Rouen that was featured by the Modern Matter magazine in March 2013. In regard to Templeton's photographic exploration of Russia, Moore explains: "Like litmus paper turning irreversibly red after it has been soaked in lemon juice, the photographs document the way that first impressions leave indelible marks upon our memory, shaping what follows." Moore also writes that Templeton's skateboarding may be responsible for the collection's "feeling of equivalence between photographer and subject."
Templeton explained in an April 2013 interview that the Leica M6 camera (50mm lens) is the camera that he primarily uses for his photographic work, but that he also likes to use the Fuji GF670 model. Templeton also stated that film is his preferred photographic medium and that he only uses digital photography for Instagram images. The same interview also revealed that Templeton looks for "anything that illustrates the human existence" when shooting photographs.
In 2005, Templeton explained a deliberate separation that he tries to create between his skateboard art and other artistic ventures:
I was in New York at an opening for one of my shows, and this little kid walked in with his mom and I literally watched the whole thing. They came in from the street—the kid was all wide-eyed—and when they came inside the gallery, his mom’s jaw just dropped. They didn’t come up to me and say anything like, “I can’t believe you would let kids in here. The kid had came up to me before they pretty much immediately took off and said, “Hey, I thought I was going to see drawings of Transistor Sect and Turtleboy fighting each other. That’s what they thought it was. Ever since then I’ve been kind of wary of advertising like, “Hey, everybody, come and check out the Ed Templeton art show.
Artistic and photographic influences
Templeton revealed his art influences in a 2012 interview for the FVF publication:
Peter Beard is one person that’s a photographer but also a diarist. He spent a lot of time painting on photographs. That’s been super influential. But there have been a lot of people that have painted on photographs that I have enjoyed through the years. Robert Frank is someone who’s like kind of standard in a way. But I think everyone focuses on the work from "The Americans" but there’s this whole other body after that stuff that he would do collages with his photographs and paint and use text on them and cut them up and stuff like that ... I like a lot of people that use photography in kind of non-traditional ways. With Peter Beard, that was kind of my entry as a young person. Seeing that was really eye opening, kind of like, “Woah, you can do this!” It went from that to Jim Goldberg, someone who uses all different cameras and makes collages with his photos ... David Hockney is someone who, as a photographer, someone who I have really loved and opened my eyes a lot.
Templeton married his wife, Deanna Templeton, in 1991 and, as of January 2012, they continued to be wife and husband. Templeton explained, in a 2012 interview, the manner in which he and Deanna first met:
I met Deanna through my best friend at the time [Jason Lee]. His girlfriend, Ann, had a best friend in Deanna. We all skipped school to see a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in LA. So yeah, Ann brought her friend Deanna in the car and Jason and I were sitting in the back seat, checking out the girls in front, like “who’s this new girl?” And that was kind of it ... I would see Ann all the time because she was always hanging out with Jason. I think she said “Deanna thought you were cute,” and that was it. I think I said, “Get something together!”
Templeton became a vegetarian in 1990, a vegan in 1991 and has not consumed meat or dairy products since 1991—both he and Deanna are active vegans. As of January 2013, the couple maintain a blog, entitled "We Like To Eat Vegan", in which they document their reviews of vegan food establishments that they visit during their global travels. On April 25, 2012, the Sesamo Bar, in Barcelona, Spain, was featured, with the couple declaring, "We have a long history with Sesamo Bar. For years we have been going there and watching it go through many changes." Ed Templeton relayed the couple's second visit to the Portico, Nuoro restaurant in Sardinia, Italy in a January 28, 2013 post, in which Templeton explains, "This place is primarily a seafood restaurant, but the chef knows vegan food and just whips these dishes up off the top of his head."
An interview with Templeton, entitled "Thoughtful Thrasher", was featured in the June 2012 issue of VegNews magazine—Templeton concluded the interview with the following statement: "I want to have a long life, and be active, and not spend 20 years in a hospital bed. I always tell people that I spend money now on nice vegan food so that I don't have to pay it in doctor bills later."
- Toy Machine: The Subhumans (2011)
- Toy Machine: Brain Wash (2010)
- Emerica: Stay Gold (2010)
- Toy Machine: Suffer The Joy (2006)
- Toy Machine: Good & Evil (2004)
- Toy Machine: Berzerker (2003)
- Toy Machine: Sucking the Life (2003)
- ON Video Magazine: Summer 2003 (2003)
- Emerica: This Is Skateboarding (2003)
- 411VM: Stand Strong (2001)
- 411VM: Issue #30 (1998)
- Toy Machine: Jump Off A Building (1998)
- Daryl Grogan: Cold Sweat (1996)
- Thrasher: Hitting the Streets (1996)
- 411VM: Issue #17 (1996)
- Sheep Shoes: Life of Leisure (1995)
- Toy Machine: Welcome to Hell (1996)
- 411VM: Best of Volume 2 (1995)
- Toy Machine: Heavy Metal (1995)
- 411VM: Issue #05 (1994)
- Toy Machine: Live (1994)
- Spitfire: Spitfire (1993)
- New Deal: 1281 (1991)
- New Deal: Useless Wooden Toys (1990)
Selected Contest History
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- "Sheep Shoes - Mike Manzoori Ad (1996)". Skately. Skately LLC. 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
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- Jack Spilberg (20 June 2005). "Catching up with Ed Templeton". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Ed Templeton (30 January 2013). "Cul-de-sac of Lameness". Cul-de-sac of Lameness. Tumblr. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- Ed Templeton; el ztaffo (14 August 2002). "the ESSENTIAL DISTURBANCE.". Toy Machine. Tum Yeto. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Par Clément (November 2002). "Ed Templeton The Essential Disturbance". parisART (in French and English). parisART. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- "The Golden Age of Neglect". Drago. Drago Media Kompany SRL. 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- ""BEAUTIFUL LOSERS" (2008)". PollyStaffle. PollyStaffle. July 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- beautifullosersfilm (14 February 2008). "Beautiful Losers film trailer" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
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- Aaron Rose; Christian Strike (2005). Beautiful losers: contemporary art and street culture. Iconoclast. ISBN 978-1-933045-30-6. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
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- pleasantgarage; Mike Mills (8 October 2010). "deformer Mike Mills" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Dan Bracaglia (19 October 2011). "Ed Templeton On Shooting the Teenage Kiss". American Photo. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- Katie O (21 January 2013). "Ed Templeton". Curvy. Curvy. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- TWS (18 January 2013). "Memory Foam: Ed Templeton Opening Night". Transworld Skateboarding. Bonnier Corporation. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- ESWIC (18 January 2013). "Memory Foam: Photographs by Ed Templeton" (Video upload). ESWIC on Vimeo. Vimeo LLC. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
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- "About Us". The Leica Camera Blog. LEICA-CAMERA.COM. January 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- Mark Whiteley (28 January 2013). "Rolling Through the Shadows" (Blog post). The Leica Camera Blog. LEICA-CAMERA.COM. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- Liz and Maggie Hayes (1 April 2012). "About". House of Hayes on Facebook. Facebook. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- Maggie and Liz Hayes (1 February 2013). "Ed Templeton "Drinking the Kool-Aid" Exhibit at Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London" (Photo upload). Beats & Breakfast on Tumblr. Tumblr. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- Lucy Moore (18 March 2013). "Archive At Claire De Rouen: Litmus Test, by Ed Templeton". Modern Matter. A Modern Matter. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Magali Elali; Bart Kiggen (April 2013). "Meeting Ed & Deanna Templeton". All Items Loaded. All Items Loaded — Kiggen. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- Lindsay Charlwood; Fette Sans (8 January 2012). "Ed & Deanna Templeton". ZEIT Online and FvF Productions UG. FvF Publishing. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
- Deanna and Ed Templeton (25 April 2012). "Sesamo Bar, Barcelona" (Blog post). Blogger: We Like To Eat Vegan. Google, Inc. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- Ed Templeton (28 January 2013). "Portico, Nuoro - Sardinia, Italy VISIT 2!" (Blog post). Blogger: We Like To Eat Vegan. Google, Inc. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- Deanna Templeton (18 April 2012). "Feature in Veg News!" (Blog post). Blogger: We Like To Eat Vegan. Google, Inc. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
- Toy Machine (January 2012). "The Subhumans Tour Video" (Video upload). Toy Machine on Vimeo. Vimeo LLC. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- "BRAINWASH PREMIERE". Toy Machine. Tum Yeto. 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Skatevideosite.com (2005–2013). "Toy Machine - Brainwash". Skatevideosite.com. Skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Automatic (26 December 2006). "Toy Machine’s Suffer The Joy Premier". Automatic Magazine. Automatic Media. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Skatevideosite.com (2005–2013). "Toy Machine - Suffer The Joy". Skatevideosite.com. Skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Skatevideosite.com (2005–2013). "Toy Machine - Good & Evil". Skatevideosite.com. Skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- DerDude0110 (14 December 2011). "Toy Machine Berzerker Part 1" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- DerDude0110 (14 December 2011). "Toy Machine Berzerker Part 2" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- randomsk8videos (17 July 2010). "Toy Machine Sucking The Life - Part 1" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- randomsk8videos (17 July 2010). "Toy Machine Sucking The Life - Part 2" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- ThrasherMagazine (24 April 2012). "Classics: Ed Templeton "This Is Skateboarding"" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Skatevideosite.com (2005–2013). "Toy Machine - Jump Off A Building". Skatevideosite.com. Skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Skatevideosite.com (2005–2013). "Toy Machine - Welcome To Hell". Skatevideosite.com. Skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Skatevideosite.com (2005–2013). "Toy Machine - Heavy Metal". Skatevideosite.com. Skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Skatevideosite.com (2012). "Toy Machine - Live!". Skatevideosite.com. Skatevideosite.com. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- madestcap (27 September 2010). "New Deal 1281 - Part 1" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- madestcap (27 September 2010). "New Deal 1281 - Part 2" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- chromeballincident (1 November 2009). "Ed Templeton - Useless Wooden Toys" (Video upload). YouTube. Google, Inc. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- "Ed Templeton skate videos". SkatevideoSite.com. SkatevideoSite.com. 2005–2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
- Caron Thomas,"ED TEMPLETON: THE CEMETERY OF REASON",S.M.A.K.,2010. ISBN 978-90-75679-34-2
- "ED TEMPLETON: DEFORMER",Damiani,2008. ISBN 978-88-6208-050-7
- Official Toy Machine website
- Ed Templeton's page on Toy Machine
- Interview with Ed Templeton on Workspiration
- Ed Templeton at Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
- Juxtapoz Interview: Ed Templeton, Part I
- Juxtapoz Interview: Ed Templeton, Part II
- Illustrated bibliography: Ed Templeton
- Miranda, Carolina A. (May 6, 2015). "Artist Ed Templeton on capturing the weirdness of Huntington Beach". Huntington Beach Independent. Retrieved 8 May 2015.