Skateboard Photographer Andrea Dosouto

Andrea Dosouto

I am so happy that the United Skateboard Photography Project was given me the chance to meet and talk to so many people with great skills. Andrea Dosouto has a loads of talent with the camera and I’m proud to welcome her as the fourth female member of the project!

Where are you currently located / living?

I’m living in Los Angeles since 3 years now but I still try to go every summer to Europe.

How old are you and how long have you been involved with photography?

I’m 29, god! Time passes fast. I’ve being shooting since I’m 17 more or less, but I started to shoot skateboarding around 2007.

Nicklas Speer Von Cappeln
Skater: Nicklas Speer Von Cappeln

What type of camera do you shoot with?

In digital I shoot with a Nikon D3s and Nikon D700 as second body, in film I used to shoot with a RolleiFlex medium format before it got stolen in South Africa. Now mainly with Canon AE-1.

What is your favorite photography accessory other than your camera?

A reflector for portraits or this plastic cover for underwater disposable cameras.

If you had to choose one lens which one would it be and why?

Oh I love my Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 , it’s so clear, bright, crispy… I simply love it! If the shot allows it I always use it!

Andrew Pott fs tailslide
Skater: Andrew Pott – fs tailslide

What makes a skate photograph original and unique: basically what is your idea of a good photo?

I don’t like to abuse the fisheye. I’m more down for a long lens shot, a good composition, where some elements are just spontaneous and tell you about where you are at, lines and good natural light…

Name the first photographer that comes to your mind and why?

Fred Mortagne because he uses in an amazing way all I said in the last question.

What do you feel is the most challenging thing about skateboard photography?

You really need to be on point and be adaptable, you play with so many conditions, the skater, the weather, the police, the lighting. Once that you know how to shoot skateboarding almost everything else looks easy!

Tom Penny nollie bs flip
Skater: Tom Penny – nollie bs flip

References you have (past and present photography work) and/or your relation to skateboarding

Coming from Barcelona and living really close to Parallel and Macba allowed me to meet so many skateboarders from all around the world, make so many good friends, set me to travel and definitely make grow my passion for this photography being almost my main focus in the last years.

Contact information

Telephone: +001 (323)332 7135

Brett Sube - ollie
Skater: Brett Sube – ollie

Julian Davidson - backlip
Skater: Julian Davidson – backlip

Louis Taubert - ollie
Skater: Louis Taubert – ollie

Marc Frolich - nosebonk
Skater: Marc Frolich – nosebonk

Nestor Judkins - wallride
Skater: Nestor Judkins – wallride

Oscar Gronbaek - fs nose grind pop out
Skater: Oscar Gronbaek – fs nose grind pop out