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Costa Tsobanoglou

Hip hop dance photography Costa Titch Tsobanoglou Nelspruit

In studio with Costa “Titch” Tsobanoglou

Costa “Titch” Tsobanoglou is a hip hop dancer from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in South Africa. He was among 10 of the best hip-hop dancers in the world. Costa Tsobanoglou (17) one of 2 000 of the world’s best dancers that competed in Las Vegas for the 2012 World Hip Hop Dance Championship. Crews and mega crews from over 43 nations competed to capture the world title and international bragging rights. In addition to competitions, there were panel discussions and dance workshops featuring respected living legends and icons of hip-hop dance during the six-day event.

Costa competed in a battle dance-off against 100 contestants from all over the world in the all-styles category and was placed in eighth position.

I tried to capture a sequence of one of his moves and then superimposed 4 images to create one. Its often difficult to capture a movement like this in one single image, here is my take on it, a composite of 4 photographs merged into a single image. I wanted to give his portraits a a cool effect, this is Hip-Hop after all. My style often involves overlaying a colour filter in photoshop giving the image a blue to green colour cast that distinguishes my photography.

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