Ed Templeton

March 22 2013
As far as living legends go in the world of extreme sports, Ed Templeton is up there with the best of 'em. Apart from being a succesful pro-skater and businessman (his skateboard company Toy Machine has existed since 1993!), he's also been a longtime creative spirit. An exhibit of his most recent work has brought him to Antwerp. Couldn't let this one slip past and tracked the man down for a quick portrait. 

After I had shot a few snaps to check the light, he opened his jacket, revealing a beautifull Leica M6. Obviously sharing a passion for photography, I suggested this shot to him. I'm happy he agreed. 

Thanks a million Ed, sorry I couldn't make it to your opening. Let's hope next time you visit our crazy city you'll be rolling on a Toy Machine...
Fitting-ed