Contemporary Suburbium (Special Print Edition)
Contemporary Suburbium (Special Print Edition) by Ed and Deanna Templeton. First edition (2017). First impression. Small format hardback housed in a large format clamshell case. In new condition. Signed by Ed and Deanna Templeton to copyright page. Comes with two 28 x 35 cm Gelatin Silver prints. Both prints are signed, dated and numbered (one by Deanna Templeton and the other by Ed). No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Contemporary Suburbium
“We were born into this situation, but made the best of what we were dealt. Thriving on the sidewalks and front yards and hidden from the influence of the city until the city poured over the castle walls out into the surrounding suburbium that grew like barnacles along the edges…” – Ed Templeton “We found ourselves in a tract of homes that felt familiar and safe. Here, we wandered among the quiet dark tract housing, devoid of people, finally lying down together on a rectangle of grass wedged between the sidewalk and the street. We stared up at the stars talking until the sun came up.” – Deanna Templeton Contemporary Suburbium is a photographic meditation on living in the suburbs of Orange County, California — specifically, Huntington Beach, a seaside town on the outer extremities of the population surrounding Los Angeles.
Once dotted with orange trees, oil drilling and summer cottages for the rich, Huntington Beach is now a popular beach destination for vacationers, and the old cottages are being replaced with tall modern three-story houses. The photographs in this book are a look at the people of this traditionally conservative stronghold, the disaffected youth, the fortunate (and less fortunate), as they venture out from behind fences, walls, as well as endless blocks of tract housing.