Dancers Among Us

Some beautiful photos from the “Dancers Among Us” series by Jordan Matter.

In his artist’s statement, Matter explains his inspiration for this series:

“[…] As I played with my son, I thought about creating photographs that would show the world as if through the fantastical eyes of a child. The people in the images would be alive and in the moment, celebrating all aspects and emotions of everyday life. […] Asking dancers to embody these ideals makes perfect sense. Dancers are storytellers. They’re trained to personify passionate moments, their bodies imbued with a stunning combination of artistry and athleticism. They create a fantasy world, offering us a deeper look into familiar settings. They bring to life what we feel but are unable to express physically. […]”



Times Square, NYC – Jeffrey Smith



Macys, NYC – Annmaria Mazzini



Sarasota, FL – Danielle Brown



Palisades Mall, NY – Aisha Mitchell



Madison, GA – Jacob Bush and Claire Stallman



Minetta Lane, NYC – Alex Wong



Ft Tryon Park, NYC – Adrienne Hayes


{Found via epundit. More photos here.}


These surreal and graceful movements in everyday situations reminds me also of the levitation photos by yowayowa.



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