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Performance Videos from the 2016 LA Summer Bachata Festival (Los Angeles)

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture all the performances from the night I attended as a lot of the videos were unusable due to people who were constantly standing up and moving around in front of me while I was filming. Luckily, I still managed to capture a good majority of the performances, as well ...

Bachata Performance Videos from the LASBF Pre-Party at Steven’s Steakhouse (Los Angeles)

Living in the US, it’s not often that we have the chance to learn from some of the great European dancers out there, so it was nice to finally have the opportunity to take a class with Daniel y Desirée (from Spain). Kudos to all the performers of the night, as you all did a ...

Jaz Rodriguez and Maximiliano Villarroel social dancing sensual bachata at bachata dolls social in buenos aires argentina mapes24

Dance Videos From Jazmin Rodriguez’s Birthday Bash at Bachata Dolls (Buenos Aires)

One of the primary reasons that I chose to stay in Buenos Aires for an extended trip was because the dance scene here was so highly recommended by a close friend in NY. Though there are cities/countries more suited to dancing other styles of bachata, in my personal experience with dance scenes throughout the U.S., ...

serene view from the ecological reserve in buenos aires mapes24

Foto Fridays: Serenity (Buenos Aires)

After spending any significant amount of time in a bustling metropolitan city, I’m generally dying to ‘get out’ for a bit.  Luckily, Buenos Aires has reserved an 865 acre tract of land for their Ecological Reserve. Though the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur is located just east of Puerto Madero, the area is large and remote enough to ...

Photos from the XXIVº Certamen de Tango Hugo del Carril [Tango Competition] (Buenos Aires)

Although there were a lot of events happening over Independence Day weekend in Buenos Aires, I decided to pull out the cam and head on out to the 24th edition of the Hugo de Carril Tango Competition, which was held at the Espacio Cultural Carlos Gardel. Not only did the competition include couples dancing in the ...

colombian female model poses on calle florida in buenos aires argentina travel photography

Foto Fridays: Colombiana en Buenos Aires

Attempted to catch the hustle and bustle of a typical day in Buenos Aires during a recent photoshoot.

My favorite Argentinian Quick Bite (Buenos Aires)

In L.A., it’s a carne asada burrito with guacamole and sour cream from Alberto’s.  In NY, it’s a cheese slice from pretty much any of the hundreds of pizzeria’s located throughout the City. When time is short, but I’ve got them damn hunger pangs, I find that there is usually one go-to food that stands ...