Photographs by Ed Templeton.
32 pp., 42 black & white and color illustrations, 8x10¾".
Litmus Test, the new book by Ed Templeton (b.1972), professional skateboarder and artist based in Huntington Beach, California, is a collection of photographs from his trip to Russia in 2007. 'It was a short trip, only 6 days.' Templeton says in his text. A trip where he shot constantly in the wide-eyed amazement of a first-timer in a new place, picking up on the social differences of the people and places so mythical to a child who grew up in the cold-war.
The photographs in Litmus Test were printed by hand in Templeton's home darkroom expressly for this Super-Labo book and written on by Templeton himself, pulling quotes from various literature and luminaries from history.