This Collector’s Edition includes the book Deformer and this print signed and numbered by Ed Templeton: Cross, 2004, C-print, 20.3 x 29 cm. The photograph has been printed in 2008 in a limited edition of 200 copies.
Eleven years in the making, and compiling more than 30 years’ worth of material, Ed Templeton’s Deformer is a multimedia scrapbook of his upbringing in suburban Orange County, California. Its photographs give a sun-drenched glimpse of what it might be like to be young and alive in what Templeton refers to as “the suburban domestic incubator.” Deformer intertwines photographs, paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, disciplinary letters from his grandfather, and religious notes from his mother into a magnificent narrative of teenage isolation and social criticism. This collector’s edition includes a signed and numbered photograph.