Photographer David Hicks is a creative with both a global eye and a feel for the common man. 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 capture 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!”