For two weeks this month Elms Lesters will be hosting 'DRINKING THE KOOL-AID' by Ed Templeton, an exhibition presented by Emerica and Slam City Skates.

With subject matter not only delving into his personal relationships, but also seeking the outside streets and the activities surrounding the skate culture, Templeton's images contextualise a broader vision of contemporary youth culture.

In this show "Drinking the Kool-Aid" Templeton offers a poignant selection of his photographs from the last 15 years.

The show runs from 6 - 17 April 2010.
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms | 1-3-5 Flitcroft St | London


Saturday 10 April, will see an exclusive book signing between 12 - 2pm where Ed Templeton will be signing copies of three books:

is a small limited edition, 'little gem of a book', personally designed by Ed Templeton and published by Morel books.

is an in depth look at Templeton's recent and ongoing series of photographs from a moving car which accompanies his current solo exhibition at the Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Culver City California, and also his mid-career survey exhibition at the S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Gent, Belgium. Published by: Seems books.

available both as a the regular edition and the boxed limited edition version that comes with a signed and numbered photograph by Ed Templeton. Published in 2008 this book was eleven years in the making, and compiling more than 30 years of material, Ed Templeton's 'scrapbook' of his upbringing in suburban California gives a sun-drenched glimpse of what it might have been like to be young and alive in the "suburban domestic incubator" of Orange County. Winner of the best photographic publication at the Festival FotoGrafia 2009. Published by DAMIANI