It’s always a pleasure to stumble across creative work which is new to you, and surprisingly striking. Step forward photographer David Hicks, a creative with both a global eye and a feel for the common man. What makes Hicks special is that he is fascinated not only by the people and places which he captures on film, but by the stories behind them. Take his collection of pictures, taken on the streets of  Buenos Aires, which explore the passion and drama of tango dance and music.

Hicks explains: “The Tango, a now-popular dance between a man and a woman, started in it’s current form in the mid 1800s, after a massive migration to Argentina, mostly by men. Because men outnumbered women by quite some number, the only way for a man to get close to a woman was via a brothel or by dance.

The men practiced together, as you’d have to be a great dancer to get a woman’s attention. So, this very sexual dance you see now, was born out of the reality for men in those old days. Nowadays, you see it performed often, usually on the street corners of Buenos Aires, with live musicians or a pre recorded soundtrack, and they do it for the tips!”

Please do check out Hicks striking visual documents.

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