Dancers Among Us is a book of photography by Jordan Matter, the headshot photographer. Jordan lives in New York City and started taking photographs of professional dancers who were performing dance movements in and around NYC in 2009. He took these photographs for the project ‘Dancers Among Us.’ These photographs were posted over the internet and spread like crazy across the web. Inspired by this, Jordan stated to take identical photographs in leading cities all throughout the globe. In these photographs, dancers are exhibited performing jumping and grasping movements in all types of environments and conditions such as workers digging the snow and a picnic in a park. According to Jordan, the project was inspired from the sight of his son Hudson because the boy was playing with a toy bus.
From the book, one can feel liveliness in all aspects of life as well as the sentiments in daily life. One can imagine and see the world through the eyes of these dancers and feel the beauty of nature too. The dancers in the photographs by Jordan produce a world of daydreaming. They also offer a deep insight into the identical situations of life. One can resolve the secrecy of the body during movements in these photographs and can experience a wonderful joy of coming across the impractical things. There are all sorts of photographs where dancers are exhibited spinning, jumping, kicking in all walks of life such as at a construction location, on a beach, or in a library.
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