Editions Bessard, 2015. First edition. Edition 1000 copies, numbered. Out of print title. Hardcover (Accordion book in a half-length slipcase). Unpaginated, circa 8,40m long when unfolded, printed on both sides. 27 x 17 cm. Colour and Black & White photographs. Text in English. Used. VG+ (Shrink wrap).
This accordion-fold continuous book is a travelogue of many trips to Catalina Island by this great photographer, painter and skateboarder based in California. All photos are shot on film, in some pictures appear Ed and Deanna, cute creative couple, and the pelican too ^_^
According to Ed Templeton, "Twenty-six miles across the Pacific Ocean from the tangled mess of humanity that is Los Angeles and Orange County sits an island paradise called Santa Catalina where time has stood still and visitors can experience what California was like before the Europeans sailed in. 'Adventures in the Nearby Far Away' is a photographic diary of my many visits to the island over the years, a place I have been visiting since I was a boy, and been documenting photographically since the late nineties".
The photobook takes this nice shape of an accordion book, like a map, reaching more than 8m long when unfolded. Besides signed, it includes a big full-page drawing with an original artwork by Ed Templeton!