Deanna Templeton (California, USA)

Deanna Templeton (born 1969) from Huntington Beach, California is an American documentary photographer.

Her first major photographic essay focused on the activities of young skateboarding and surfing fans who would have their idols autograph various body parts and the evolution of these body decorations over the years. The work from this series made up a monograph titled "Scratch my Name on your Arm” published by the Schunck Museum, Netherlands, 2010.

Her second photo essay and monograph "The Swimming Pool” was an 8-year project that focused on underwater nudes published by Um Yeah Arts, 2016. Both have been widely exhibited and collected in the US, Europe and Asia.

Her work has been featured in Vogue, Juxtapoz, Wonderland, 10, and Badlands 777 magazines among many others. She is represented by Little Big Man Gallery in Los Angeles, and Fifty One Fine Art in Antwerp, Belgium.