In this third episode, Ed looks back what was arguably the peak of his skate career—when he dropped out of high school to conquer Europe in 1990 and landing the covers of Thrasher and Transworld in the process. He also tells the story of how he met his wife, Deanna, and what led him to leave New Deal to start a new company with Mike Vallely.
In this second episode Ed discusses skating with Jason Lee, his first sponsor and magazine ad with Circle A Skateboards, the lack of street skating videos, joining Schmitt Stix for a brief stint, moving forward with The New Deal and more. Listen in.
Epdicly Later’d catches up with Ed Templeton and his friends to discuss his rough skateboarding beginnings in Huntington Beach, California. Look and listen in to the how, what, where, when and why as it happened for Ed many years ago.
Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, has delivered the next installment of his interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows” on the Leica Blog with Ed Templeton. This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves.