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Meu Sampa

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The artwork

Sampa is Sao Paulo’s nickname. One of my favorite destinations for skateboarding, and to enjoy the people I love. This city is a real urban jungle, warm and dynamic. My friend Rony Gomes, also a pro-skater, took me to a building far from the center, in the middle of a small favela. On the third floor, there is a mini skateboard ramp. But that day, the view stuck with me, and it became MY vision of this city, the one that contains everything it represents for me.

The artist

“It was during the shooting of a documentary on skateboarding that I developed a taste for images. Or rather to the composition of a photo. By observing the work of my director friends and their way of working, I also felt like I could start composing and producing my own images”. At the age of 23, Edi travels around the world to train and compete in skateboard competitions. It’s a lifestyle he has always dreamed of, but it also requires him to invest in his daily life as a top athlete. “These trips have allowed me to meet new people, make new families around the globe and discover new cultures. This is what I want to share with as many people as possible through my photos. I’m immersed in an omnipresent skateboarding culture, and more broadly a gliding culture, that’s where all my energy comes from and where it goes”. Thanks to his luminous and full of life photographs, Edi transports us into the universe of an ambitious young adult who follows his dreams, without borders.

Our savoir-faire

Our savoir-faire

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