Thomas Campbell’s Seeing Fatima’s Eyes + Ed Templeton’s Wayward Cognitions

seeinfatamaseyes  seeinfatimaseyes

Seeing Fatima’s Eyes: Surf, Life, Stuff, Morocco is a new photographic essay on surfing and life in Morocco by the self-taught painter, sculptor, photographer and filmmaker Thomas Campbell. In the early 1990s, just prior to his immersion in the scene around New York’s Alleged Gallery, Campbell would regularly hole up in North Africa to produce paintings for solo exhibitions in Paris, New York, and Rabat – all the while scouring the coast during the winter months for whatever waves might roll in from the Atlantic. Later,  Campbell brought various surfers of note such as Dan Malloy, Alex Knost, Craig Anderson, Dave Rastovich, and Ryan Burch to join him there and savor Morocco’s glorious climate and stupendous surf. This book, the successor to Campbell’s wildly successful 2012 Slide Your Brains Out records these collective Moroccan adventures from the past twenty years in color and black-and-white images that range from the everyday to the sublime.

wayardcognitions waywardcognitions

Wayward Cognitions is a collection of photographs by Ed Templeton chosen from over twenty years of material in his archives. For this volume, Templeton selected images that do not fit into his usual manner of organizing by theme or subject. In past publications he has arranged his work in straightforward groupings such as Teenage Kissers, Teenage Smokers, or photographs shot from a moving car (as in his book The Seconds Pass). In Deformer he presented the photographs under the theme of suburbia. Wayward Cognitions represents the in-between moments that arise when shooting in the streets without theme or subject. “It’s about looking, people watching, finding pleasure in the visual vignettes we glimpse each day,” says Templeton. When those moments are removed from the context in which they were shot, dynamic stories can be told or imagined in book form. The photographs in Wayward Cognitions were printed by Templeton in his darkroom; he then created the layout and design himself, building the book from scratch in his home studio.

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