Category Archive: seeking the essence

tango in their own style

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Capussi and Flores have their own style. Well rehearsed and in wonderful synchronisation, they keep in character irrespective of the difficulty of their moves. Although this shot captures them mid-move you can see… Continue reading

lowlight tango flick

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Eduardo Capussi and Mariana Flores dance show tango with a difference. Think humorous tango vaudeville, short stories which while amusing for those not familiar with the dance, also have visual and dance jokes… Continue reading

tango through a pool of light

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Another perspective in my quest to find one image that shows the essence of tango, I took this shot at Negracha Tango Club last Friday. I’ve chosen it because it gives an idea… Continue reading

milonga watcher

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  Those who organise this milonga seem to believe that the atmosphere is improved by limiting the lighting to a few candles and the light of an open fire, so it’s nearly impossible… Continue reading

unconventional embrace

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It’s a shame that the lady’s moving hand here partially obscures the man’s face. Taken at Spitalfields, I like this unconventional shot because they are so obviously having fun. However, tango purists wouldn’t… Continue reading

tango grabador

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Despite the fuzziness due to such low light, I was happy with this shot, taken at Hackney Tango a couple of years ago. The image behind the mirror appears to have a skirt… Continue reading

tango silhouettes

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I think that this shot of tango dancers in Spitalfields (2010) is slightly less clich├ęd. While the angle from which this shot may not immediately suggest tango, it’s the angle of the two… Continue reading

graceful tango fingers

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This shot of a couple dancing in The Crypt in Clerkenwell in May 2010 is fairly conventional. Had there been more negative space in the shot it might have been appropriate for a… Continue reading

tango heads and shoulders

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As the following posts are going to cover some of my thoughts about finding an image that displays the essence of tango I’m starting with one of the favourite angles of many photographers.… Continue reading