Ed Templeton

Ed Templeton is an American professional skateboarder, contemporary artist, and photographer. He has contributed greatly to the skateboarding subculture's visual identity, creating the most memorable photos that define this lifestyle. Templeton became a professional skateboarder in 1990 and founded his company Toy Machine in 1994, a company that he continues to own and manage. During his early years as a pro skateboarder, he began taking photographs of his friends and peers while going on tours around the world. His black-and-white photographs often capture everyday events and behind-the-scenes aspects of the skateboarding industry and his personal life – encompassing the suburban culture of Huntington Beach in California, one of the places known for its skating scene. “I’m definitely one of those people who takes his camera with him every day." Templeton was inducted into the Skateboard Hall of Fame in 2016. 

Selected public collections include MOMA, New York, USA, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, NL, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, DE, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuel Kunst, SMAK, Ghent, BE, and Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK.