Ed TEMPLETON, Deana TEMPLETON
Publisher: Nazraeli Press
In their photobook Contemporary Suburbia, photographer (and professional skateboarder) Ed Templeton and his wife Deanna observe and portray the changes that suburbs of California’s Orange County go through as they become popular beach destinations for holiday-makers.
In an accordian-style format, the book presents Ed and Deanna Templeton’s photographs and words in turn, “reading like two opposing coming-of-age novellas about the same place”.
“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, and endless blocks of tract housing. […]
Contemporary Suburbium offers a gritty and sunbaked, yet romantic view of Southern California, and of the twenty-first century in its own adolescence.”