Our Photographers

Alexandros Parotidis

My association with photography started early and was inflamed by the enthusiasm of the emotion for the things that are made for the very first time. Enthusiasm about the new and the unknown, the adventure and travelling. On the other hand, my association with tango started a few years ago and it was impossible for photography not to get into tango, as it was impossible for tango not to get into photography. Moreover, we struggle to be able to act in combination. The lights, the music from the big orchestras and the dark embraces, the deep breaths that every time reveal a new world, which you are called to study, to understand, to explore. All these were a warning signal and it was impossible for me not to relent. I then started to discover the light, to understand and thus to create a real connection with people I met for the very first time in my life. And all these were hidden in there, everything I wanted and I hoped to see, to "taste" and to hear: the music, the closed eyes, the eroticism, the legends and the truth of people. My association with photography and the subject I have, which is portrait, marriage and human in general, gave me a generous boost, full of information and new images of what tango is and how one could capture its charm. To include it in one moment, in one photograph... Lights, music and feelings - in other words a directed sight of the life we live during the three minutes of a song. It's a kind of art, in which anybody is able to participate. To participate in dancing, seeing, living and feeling. In real life we can be impressed by the way a photograph is directed and tends towards absolute expressiveness, it is engaging. Here's the absolute truth of our internal situation. A photograph while we’re dancing tango.