Ed Templeton: Teenage Smokers 2 (Signed)

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The subject Teenage Smokers has always fascinated me. When I was young, for a very short period I thought it might be “cool” to smoke. I ripped a piece of paper down to the size of a cigarette and pulled some grass from our front lawn and rolled it into the paper and lit it on fire and took a puff. It felt like inhaling shards of glass and I coughed uncontrollably doubled over in pain. My friend’s mother (a smoker herself) said to me, “Yeah, that’s how smoking feels.” And that was enough for me. I was never going to smoke. So when I would see young people smoking I would always marvel at them. They are the ones who wanted to look cool so badly that they overcame the pain of starting smoking. They also overcame the logic of why it’s a bad idea. Since my profession took me all over the world skateboarding, I was always surrounded by young skaters and, inevitably, teenage smokers. - Ed Templeton

 

Title: Teenage Smokers 2
Publisher: Super Labo, 2015
Author:  Aaron Rose, Ed Templeton
Photographer: Ed Templeton
Graphic Design: -
Format: Hardcover
Size: 28 x 21.6 cm, 96 pages
ISBN: 9784905052906
Edition: 1000 copies