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Wires Crossed book by Ed Templeton
Wires Crossed book by Ed Templeton
Wires Crossed book by Ed Templeton
Wires Crossed book by Ed Templeton
Wires Crossed book by Ed Templeton
Wires Crossed book by Ed Templeton

Wires Crossed book by Ed Templeton


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Wires Crossed book by Ed Templeton

  • The visual diary of an iconic cult hero—professional skateboarder turned photographer - Ed Templeton
  • Exclusive interviews; essential reading for anyone interested in street art, skateboarding, and visual culture
  • A high-energy portrait of the skateboarding community during the 1990s and early 2000sPart memoir, part document of the DIY, punk-infused subculture of skateboarding
    as it came of age in the 1990s and early 2000s, Ed Templeton’s Wires Crossed
    pulses with the raw, combustive energy of Templeton’s image-making from the last
    twenty-plus years.
    Illustrated by photographs, collages, texts, maps, and other ephemera
    from Templeton’s journals, Wires Crossed offers an insider’s look at a subculture
    in the making and reflects the unique aesthetic stamp that sprang from the skate
    world he helped create. Templeton occupies the rare position of having been a
    professional skateboarder, a two-time World Skateboarding champion, as well as
    a photographer and artist working within the skateboard community as it gained
    increasing cultural currency in the 1990s and beyond. His work first gained
    recognition as part of the Beautiful Losers collective loosely gathered around Aaron
    Rose’s Alleged Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
    This work, much of it previously unpublished and unseen, explores
    Templeton’s own journey as an image maker, as well as the lives of professional
    skateboarders as they spent long hours crisscrossing the world on tour, reveling
    in their newfound status as rock star–like figures and the eternal search for new
    terrain to skate. Interviews between Templeton and fellow pro-skaters and friends
    add compelling detail about the pressures and pleasures of life on the road, and
    what it’s like to obsessively pursue an art form—whether on their decks or behind
    the camera
  • 8 5/8 x 11 in. (21.9 x 27.9 cm)
  • 264 pages
  • 400 four-color and duotone images
  • Hardcover
  • Design by Ed Templeton
  • ISBN 978-1-59711-536-0

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