Posted June 6th, 2015 by Hey
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Photos from Belgium

Some photos just for the people who find themselves here.
This made me miss the HB pier. Gent's Graslei canal.
"You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it." -Bill Cosby
"Poverty is the worst form of violence." -Mahatma Gandhi
New website to see: http://ed-templeton.com/
Posted November 30th, 2014 by Your Benevolent Overlord
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Some Random photos for the Locals

Just a sample of some HB life.
"Attention on the pier, bike riding is not permitted on the pier."
Missed the kiss.
The OC fair.
Walking to the fair.
"It seems that every time I stick my neck out, I get my foot into something else." -Patsy Cline
"Most hard-boiled people are half-baked." -Wilson Mizner
Posted October 31st, 2014 by The continuation of things
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New Website!

I have finally made a website that should serve as a resource for people interested in some of the crud I have done in the past.
Posted October 19th, 2014 by Your Benevolent Overlord
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Deadbeat Club Field Trip

Photography exhibition.
    Deadbeat Club: Field Trip

    Devin Briggs

    Nolan Hall

    Grant Hatfield

    Deanna Templeton

    Ed Templeton

    Clint Woodside

    Opening April 19th 7-10pm

    Seeing Thing Gallery

    30 N. Third Street

    San Jose, CA 95112
Posted April 10th, 2014 by come
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Jeffro the Guitar Kid

Most days this young man is out on the pier doing his music. Most days I shoot a photo of him.
I recently spoke with him and sent him some of the photos. Here is part of his reply:

Yo Ed. Thanks for these. My favorites are the ones with the little kid who's interested in my deal. I enjoy interacting with little kids a lot. I think the picture where the mom is trying to get the little kid to move along and go with her is my favorite. I also really like the picture with what seems to be an Asian lady. I wonder if I've seen her out there before walking around. some of the old Asian ladies go out regularly. I like the picture with the guy whos holding flowers. him and his company seem to be very aware their pictures being taken. I always just try to focus on the music. I've kinda felt over the years that if you're street performing people want to see you get into what you're doing, they don't really want or need you to acknowledge them. they want to see you be natural, and get lost in what you're doing. they want to see you be you without the sense of your being watched. sometimes it scares people away when you acknowledge them too much. they might think you want something from them. or maybe it just breaks the moment. I remember John Lennon once said "In new York they're cool, but in paris they make an effort to be cool, there's a difference." or something like that. it's the same rule. just be yourself, don't try to gain their attention or reject it or anything. you being you is what's best. don't make an effort towards anything. they'll feel your energy and respond to whatever it is, good or bad. but if someone is clearly interested I will try to nod or wave or make eye contact with them because I am grateful for their interest.
Posted March 27th, 2014 by Not so benevolent underlord.
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Rolling Through the Shadows

I have an interview on the Leica Camera Blog as part of Mark Whiteley's interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows.” 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.
Posted January 28th, 2014 by Thanks Mark!
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