The opportunity to combine two loves: TANGO and PHOTOGRAPHY is a dream. PORTRAYING the movement and rhythm as dancers are lost in their embrace... To me, these secret moments tell a story that otherwise remains unseen and unheard, and allows people to open their eyes and appreciate the world they live in.
As a TANGO DANCER and PHOTOGRAPHER, I see more than just two people dancing and embracing! I am seeking to portray emotions, expression, feelings, movements, connection captured in the tiny moments two people share together. It’s an art of observation and of framing it in the most creative and imaginative way possible.
My tango photography STYLE is all about following and exploring the light, hunting details, bold colors and patterns while dancers are lost in their embrace. I take my time to capture something unique and special during tango events (marathon, festivals or local milongas). It’s all about these tango moments and the people photographed.
There is no limit to the amount of EFFORT I put into each shoot. The number of images I take during a tango event depends on the dynamics of the event, the mood of participants and ME! As a photographer, I love blending into the scene rather than bringing attention to myself and my camera. I can’t wait to go through my images so I begin the sifting process straight after the session. I spend a significant amount of time carefully selecting and editing unique sets of images that beautifully capture the intimacy of the tango moments. I want to create memories and stories which will not be forgotten by sharing only the very 'best of the best' images.
My Tango Photography Journey so far:
4) Tango y Nada Mas Milonga;
5) Tango y Nada Mas Collaboration (Elizabeth & Luis)
6) Leigh Tango Milonga;
7) Leigh Tango Collaboration (Luis & Samira)
8) London Long Tango Weekend
10) Tango Three Milonga;
11) Sydney Tango Synergy;
12) Carablanca Local Milonga;
13) Asylum Milonga
14) Tango Fever Xmas Milonga;
15) Zero Hour- the Dome last milonga;
16) Spitafields- Tango Fever;
17) Kijutango Milonga Brighton
Always dream BIG!
Magdalena Smolarska Photography
***London based Photographer specialising in TANGO and PORTRAIT Photography for individuals & corporate headshots, Product, Lifestyle & Event Photography.