close embrace

tango embrace downstairs at Negracha

Taken a long time ago in 2008 with my Nikon D80, this was one of the first times I felt I had captured the essence of tango – the intense concentration of the close embrace.

This is a great example of how experience as a dancer changes the photographer’s perceptions and why I try so hard to learn the dances I cover. Now I have more experience as a (tango) salon dancer I’d use a completely different shot to illustrate the essence of tango. In retrospect I feel that this shot is rather cliched.