Bam Under The Light (Left), Skaters Sleep Outside New Mexico

"Ed's not so interested in beautifying things," says his gallery owner, Bennett Roberts. "Ed's much more interested in what's base, which I think comes from skateboarding. Taking a lot of chances and not prettifying things—if you're going to do really great things you're probably going to get really badly hurt doing it. There's all these potentials around, and that's what makes him so good." (Courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City CA)