Meet Skateboarding's Brothers From Brazil

For Felipe Gustavo and his brother Paulo Macedo, skateboarding has been their key to the globe.
© Paulo Macedo
By Josh T. Saunders

Behind every great moment in skateboarding, there’s a great photographer, someone trusted to find the perfect frame among the chaos of, say, someone hurling themselves repeatedly over the ledge of a 12-stair. Felipe Gustavo, one of Brazil’s finest skateboarding exports, lives in L.A. with his go-to photographer, and brother, Paulo Macedo. The duo left Brazil to tag-team the Southland’s skate scene together, and the edit above shows them in their essence doing just that.

From DTLA, Gustavo and bro head out to South Compton’s green ledges and the permanent skate playground at Lockwood Elementary to show what it looks like when they’re doing work. Skateboarding was their ticket to see the world, from Brazil to L.A. and everywhere in between, and they have no plans on slowing.

This edit was the third of a series on Skateboarding Brothers, which focuses in on how for so many pros, skateboarding is a family affair. The first chapter followed The Midlers through New York City, and chapter two caught up with The Shecklers at home in San Clemente. Watch 'em both, linked below.

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