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Epicly Later’d – Ed Templeton, Part Five

In part five, we take a look at Ed’s life as an artist. From being coaxed out of hoarding his early paintings in Huntington Beach to confronting the homophobia of the 90s New York skate scene and finally finding success with his Teenage Smokers series, Ed’s art career has been defined in much the same way as his skate career—Ed just does Ed until people get it.

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Epicly Later’d – Ed Templeton, Part 1

Ed Templeton has been a super-obvious choice for Epicly Later’d since the early days of the show. Maybe that’s why it took so long for us to do it. The man is like a skate historian—one benefit of his relatively straight-edge lifestyle is that he has what we like to call “sober memory.” He can recall everything from his life growing up in Huntington Beach, California, onward. He also had no boundaries in terms of how personal he would go for our interview. This episode was a big one for us. Enjoy!


Last Saturday some of skateboarding’s finest film photographers gathered at the Leica Gallery in Beverley Hills, CA for the opening of the Rolling Through the Shadows group exhibition. Vans Propeller mastermind @huntfilmwork had some classic shots of AVE and DillRay Barbee printed up an unseen Acosta crooked grind while @anthonyacostaphoto returned the favor by featuring Ray’s iconic backside 360 photo. The show runs through the end of the month so don’t miss out on this heavy line up.

Leica Gallery, Los Angeles
March 5th - 31st, 2016

Photos: @granthatfield and @culdesacoflameness


Here’s the first part of our recap for Jerry Hsu’s opening this past weekend.  Hope everyone enjoyed the new roomier gallery without the middle wall.  We definitely needed the space.  Huge thanks to our sponsors for all their help getting this show together: Emerica, Chocolate, Royal Trucks, House Beer & Perrier. 

The show will be up through May 2.  Gallery’s regular hours are Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM, and Sunday 12-4PM or by appointment.  

All remaining artwork is available for viewing/purchase in our online shop at slowculture.com

all photos by @morgnar​


“Skaters are super creative people and we’ve got something to say- half the time we don’t know what it is but we’ve got something to say… and somebody better listen…” Grosso sits down with skater/ artist/ photographer Ed Templeton to discuss Skate Art and the Art of Skating in the newest installment of Loveletters to Skateboarding.