Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tango Noir

Esquina Carlos Gardel Tango Palace - Buenos Aires, Argentina - I think these images taken from the back of the room in low lighting with a little pocket camera capture the evocative grace of tango in an entirely different way.

I like the expression of movement captured in these quick shots - an expression not easily translated in perfectly focused still shots. Tango is much more than a provacative dance step - in its rawest form it is nothing short of the physical expression of poetry - elegant, sensual and emotional.
















16 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Do we all dream of moving like that? Or is it just me.

Oklahoma Girl said...

Such beauty, such grace, such elegant movement so beautifully captured.

Blessed be...

Diane C. said...

Captivating shots of this expressive art form!

Susan Gets Native said...

Can't remember the name of the movie I heard this from, but:
"The tango is a vertical expression of a horizontal wish."

*lusty smirk*
LOVE the lowlight pics.

Anonymous said...

Compelling and haunting photos with a special kind of intimacy that is the Tango. Well done Tim. Saun

Vickie said...

Beautiful movement and color. The Tango is a wonderfully fun rhythm and movement. But in its true form, brooding and evocative. What an ideal place to enjoy this experience.

jen said...

your blog is so exciting. i never know what i'm going to find here. U R MISSED!

coolwaterworks said...

TR,

I think that these photographs are creating a new whole in photography. Your out of focus shots have captured the grace and sensuality of the dance.

Very creative... Congratulations... :D

Idabel Oklahoma said...

Why are these pictures so blurry? Haven't you learned how to use that camera yet?? Yogi said you was giving away tango lessons. If we win can you handle all four of us?

Kathiesbirds said...

TR, I love the ghostly first shot. You have captured the poety and grace well. Your photos give one the feeling of the dance and the emotion they express. Well done!

Mary said...

Absolutely, Tango is graceful, elegant, athletic, and downright sexy.

Awesome. I love your artwork, Tim.

Kathleen said...

Tim, these shots are magical. The blur of color and light is rich. You are gifted.

Beth said...

Gorgeous, stunning and sensuous pictures, Tim. Sexy, but not trashy. Kind of like you! Your blog is a delight.

Beth (*sipping ice water and fanning herself*)

King of New York Hacks said...

Now That is capturing the moment...well done !!

zeladoniac said...

Like Lynne says, we all dream of moving like that.

And your images are like something from a dream. Beautiful and surreal. Is there really such a place?

jen laceda said...

I'd never have thought these were from a pocket camera...What elegant movements the dancers have.

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