Teenage Smokers. Photographs by Ed Templeton. Alleged Press, 1999. First, limited edition of 2000 copies (later reprinted, this first edition was published in conjunction with Templeton's exhibition at the Alleged Gallery). Photo-illustrated wrappers. Saddle-stitched [staple-bound]. Color reproductions.
From 15 Things You Didn't Know About Ed Templeton, Skateboarder Magazine, June 25, 2003
1. Ed Templeton has suffered six concussions. Five of those have come since he broke his neck in the summer of ’00. After his last concussion, earlier this year, Ed consulted a specialist to make sure he was not at risk of causing permanent damage. For liability reasons, NHL players are barred from their league after three documented concussions. Ed continues to skate contests without a helmet, although he admits, “I’ve been a lot more cautious. I’m way more of a puss now.
2. Ed put a down payment on his house with a $50,000 grand prize he received in an Italian art show. Ed got first place for his photo collection, “Teenage Smokers,” after a friend had submitted it without Ed’s knowledge. The photo collection, which has since become a short book, is comprised of photos Ed shot of high school students smoking cigarettes at Huntington Beach skatepark.
3. At the age of 30, Ed has never been in a fight.
A very fragile publication! Fine-; a few light horizontal creases along spine area