Mark Templeton is a Canadian sound and photography artist
Episode 281: Mark Templeton and I sat down for a long and weighty conversation about his multi-disciplinary approach to image and sound. He runs the Graphical label.
Mark Templeton is a Canadian artist interested in sound and image. He has a background in music and has harnessed that asset as a way to inform his photographic practice which oscillates between a type of loose documentary tradition and social commentary. His new book Ocean Front Property was published by the excellent team at The Ice Plant and in all transparency and general enthusiasm, I think it would be fair to point out that I wrote one of the two texts in the book along with Ezekiel Honig.
What drew me to Mark’s work was his commitment to audio. As a musician and a fan of general thinking regarding the conceptual nature of sound, I am always 100% enthused to find people in photography enabling images with audio. It is a very difficult task and sadly the attempts are incredibly lacking in the field, which we discuss in the episode. Mark handles both the audio and visual components in his work with great aplomb and I find the work incredibly successful. Throughout the episode, we speak about his background with both mediums and how they work for Ocean Front Property was ushered into existence. Please tuck into this episode where we discuss those aspects, the concept of the book and living at the edge of the world, and how Mark generally sees his efforts.