In this clip you will see Ed Templeton, Arto Saari, Geoff Rowley & others filming throughout Europe.
Ed Templeton is a living legend, and his sessions with Rowley, Saari, Appleyard, and the homies are proof of that.
Wayward Cognitions is a new book featuring Continue reading “Ed Templeton’s “Wayward Cognitions” Insight Video”
Ed Templeton in Cologne for the opening of the Photobook Museum to create a skateable scuplture.
Toy Machine have some rad new graphics they’ve just released, done by the creative hands of Ed Templeton. Click HERE or on the image above to check out the new catalog.
Part two of this Epicly Later’d feature on Ed Templeton, he talks about skating with Jason Lee, his first sponsor, the lack of videos featuring street skating, and more…
Part one of this Epicly Later’d feature on Ed Templeton is sort of a short documentary on how Ed lives, living in Huntington Beach, California, and his beginnings in skateboarding.
Photos by Ed Templeton
Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, provides us with the next instalment of his interview series Rolling Through the Shadows. This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves.
Read the interview Mark did with Ed Templeton here.
Mark Whiteley is a photographer, writer and life-long skateboarder hailing from the San Francisco area and currently living in Portland, Oregon. He served as the editor-in-chief of SLAP skateboard magazine for 13 years and now works on all things digital for Nike Skateboarding. His work has been published and exhibited internationally, and his monograph of photography, This Is Not A Photo Opportunity, is available from Gingko Press. For more information on Mark Whiteley, please visit markwhiteleyphotography.com.
Toy Machine are celebrating the skateboard career of Austin Stephens with the release of the Austin Stephens Toy Machine Farewell Deck.
“I recall Austin coming to me at the Toy Machine Halloween demo a few years back saying that he didn’t think he could do it anymore. And I said, “Do what?” and he said, “Skateboard. My ankle doesn’t work anymore.” It was a heavy realization, one a skateboarder hates to actually come to grips with. Every skateboarder thrashes their ankles over time, and for Austin, it was just one tear, tweak, twist too many and after loads of procedures and healing time it seemed to be worse than when he started. I respect a man who is willing to see things as they are and make an honest choice. So it was with great sadness that we retired Austin Stephens, the rider who was on Toy Machine the longest aside from me.” – Ed Templeton
Here are some of Austin’s Toy Machine Ads…
The Kalashnikovv Gallery is a contemporary South African and international fine art gallery, project space and consultancy, located in Johannesburg. We chat to Murray Turpin, who founded the gallery with Matthew Dean.
The Kalashnikovv Gallery opened in January this year. Why did you decide to open an art gallery?
We decided to open the gallery for various reasons: 1. From a developmental strategy of our satellite gallery concept into a more permanent manifestation. 2. From the lack of galleries showing work we could relate too both aesthetically and theoretically. 3. A lack of galleries I could relate to as an artist as well.
Photo by Matthew Dean
What does the name mean?
Simply put, the name represents a metaphor of sorts for revolution within the white cube construct that most galleries in South Africa adhere to and we hope to a degree to re-articulate and expand upon.
Is there a reason why you located yourself in Joburg? Is the art scene there better than other areas of South Africa? Do people just appreciate art more there?
It’s my home and home is where the art is a.k.a. for now, simple logistics and ease of access to my networks.
Tell us about what’s happening at the moment.
At the moment we have a photographic show by Reshma Chhiba up entitled “The Two Talking Yonis”. To come, we have a concept multimedia show by I Create,We Create entitled “May Johannesburg Bless You”.
Photo by Mooki Mooks. Helmet by Veronika. The Riot Exhibition.
Where do you think South Africa is situated in the global art world? Do you have any comments on the art community in South Africa?
In my opinion, on a rapid upward spiral and as for comments on the community at large… not really. I’m focused on my own practice and gallery as they should be on theirs, for now.
Do you still skate at all? Was skateboarding influential to you in any way?
I don’t really skate anymore. I roll around from time to time though. Skateboarding played a massive roll in my early exploration of art and graphics, from (Ed) Templeton to The Gonz to Stef (Steak) Naudé to Alien Workshop and back again. My first artist feature ever was in Session Magazine back in the day. Shout outs to Stef Naudé and Brendan Body!
Do you create any of your own art?
Yes, I do.
Photo by Matthew Dean
What is art?
Not giving a fuck.
Who are some of your favorite South African artists?
Conrad Botes, Marcel Marcel, Conrad Botha, Athi Patra Ruga, and many more. Those were just the first to come to mind.
What can we expect to see in the gallery in the future?
Only the future knows.
Photo by Marcel Marcel
Strange New Feelings is a documentary that will examine the life of artist and skateboard legend Ed Templeton as he navigates a blossoming art career and a transition from professional skateboarding. The film features interviews with art world contemporaries, fellow professional skateboarders and family members as Ed travels around the world to share his unique perspective on youth and age, religion and sex, beauty and disfigurement.
The film will feature:
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If you want, you can help fund the film on Kickstarter.
Thomas Campbell was born in 1969 and is a California based artist who explores various art disciplines ranging from painting to film making. His work has appeared on the Ugly Casanova album “Sharpen Your Teeth” as well being featured in Juxtapoz, Arrested Motion and Beautiful Decay among others.
Thomas grew up surfing and skating in California before he moved to New York in the 1980’s. This is where he got involved in various subcultures including, street art, punk rock, hip hop as well as Aaron Rose’s Alleged Gallery. Thomas Campbell along with Ed Templeton and other “skate” artists have become highly influential artists when The Beautiful Losers exhibition and movie was released in 2004. Thomas Campbell is currently exhibiting his latest art project at
Santa Cruz’s Museum Of Modern Art.
Legendary skateboarder Ed Templeton who is known for his insane graphics with Toy Machine is also a well known artist who shot to fame with the exhibition and movie The Beautiful Losers. His current exhibition titled “Memory Foam” is showing at the Roberts & Tilton art gallery in California. His photographs for this exhibition are mostly black and white and have a natural innocence to it.