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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