Auto-Hypnosis (One Picture Book) by Ed Templeton. First impression of this Nazraeli One Picture Book edition (2020). Small hardback (one of 500) in new condition. #430 of this Nazraeli Press One Picture Book. Contains a signed by Ed Templeton tipped-in original print (12.7 x 17.78 cm).
About Auto-Hypnosis (One Picture Book)
In Auto-Hypnosis, Templeton selects a collection of photographs that explore our relation with cars. As well, it takes us into car culture and in general, the impact of the automobile in our lives.
The photographer chooses to look at the car as a subject but also as a location. We see the role of the car as a symbol of freedom and independence when it comes to teenagers, a simple tool when it comes to adults, a fetish or a prop when it comes to business.
This study about humans and their cars is part of the One Picture collection by Nazraeli Press.
About Ed Templeton
Ed Templeton is an American professional skateboarder, contemporary artist, and photographer. He is the founder of the skateboard company, Toy Machine, a company that he continues to own and manage. He is based in Huntington Beach, California. Templeton was inducted into the Skateboard Hall of Fame in 2016.
“Depending on what hat I’m wearing, I’m a skateboarder, an artist, or a businessman,” says Ed Templeton, who produces photographs, paintings, and drawings. He began skateboarding in 1985 and went on to found his own skateboard company and to skate professionally from the early to mid-1990s. In 1994, he picked up a camera to document the skateboarder subculture he was a part of—and began his artistic career. Though he is primarily known for his black-and-white photographs of the people and street life of Huntington Beach, Calif., his work also includes a series of intimate portraits of his wife and an understated suite of paintings focused on suburbia. As the artist explains, all of his subjects come from his own life: “Everything I’ve ever shot has just been on the path that I’ve been on, be it skating or travel or street photography.”
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