By Min Chen
'Wires Crossed' pulls from the photographer's archive of skateboarding images from 1995 to 2012.
Skateboarding, as seen through Ed Templeton’s photographs, has a life beyond the ramps. Yes, his high-impact images convey the spirit and kineticism of the sport, but so too has the photographer trained his lens on skateboarders behind the scenes and during their off-hours to preserve often raw and intimate moments.
These photographs, offering what Templeton called “a nice little hidden look” at a singular subculture, now make up his new exhibition at Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. Titled “Wires Crossed,” the show offers a view of and into the skateboarding life, as captured by Templeton from 1995 to 2012.