Since coming to Spain, and watching my first Flamenco show, I have been fixated on this beautiful art form. The passion and energy emitted from each dancer, the lively music and spirit enticed me, and made me want to photograph it.
Some Spaniards see Flamenco as not just a dance, it’s a way of life for them. I really want to travel to Andalusia (southern Spain) where it all began, and meet the people who consider the Flamenco a major part of their life.
I am starting by going round the cafes of Madrid which offer Flamenco performances, more popular amongst the tourists, but by no means does this make it any less special. Each performer has a certain fire and passion within them, and I want to capture this.
First stop Tablao Las Carboneras. Madrid.
Photography by Jenny Swerdlow.