Nazraeli Press One Picture Book Series Two #22
Hardcover, 6 x 8 1/2, 16 pages, 24 plates, 1 original signed photograph.
Auto-Hypnosis features both black-and-white and color photographs from Ed Templeton’s photo archive, exploring our existence in and around cars and car culture. We are inevitably tied to the automobile from birth, starting from literally being strapped against our will into car seats as children, to them becoming a symbol of freedom and autonomy as teenagers. Templeton’s photos explore the car as a cage, as a tool to assuage boredom, as a deadly weapon, and as a window to watch the world as you speed by. The car is both a fetishized object and a utilitarian tool, something we live inside of and use as a prop for fashion magazines. Templeton has long used the car window as a framing device for his photography inside and out, further fetishizing the culture surrounding them.
Each copy of this artist’s book includes a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.