‘’Dancers Among Us’’ is a photography Project and also a book that is released nationally by Workman Publishing in October 2012, by Jordan Matter. Photographs of dancers in everyday activities. It is better to listen this creative project’s story from the creator Jordan Matter…
‘’The inspiration for this book came to me one afternoon as I watched my son, Hudson, playing with his toy bus. I was trying to keep pace with his three-year-old mind as he got deeper and deeper into a fantasy involving nothing more than a yellow plastic box and armless figurines. At least that’s what I saw. He saw frantic commuters rushing to catch the 77 local bus to Australia. He jumped in place, mouth open and slapping his knees, joyously reacting to a world I couldn’t see, but one powerfully present for him.
What happens to this enthusiasm, this ability to be wholly present in the moment? Why are these pure moments of passion so often replaced with cynicism, boredom, and indifference? As I played with my son, I thought about creating photographs that would show the world as if through his eyes. The people in the images would be alive and in the moment, celebrating all aspects and emotions of everyday life.’’
Dancers Among Us has been featured on NBC, the NY Daily News, the Huffington Post, and in magazines around the world. Also you can get the book from the link below.
Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
Check out 10 Most Vibrant Dancer Photos By Jordan Matter.
10 – Towson MD – Rachel Bell
09 – The Highline NYC – Karin Ellis Wentz
08 – Stone Street NYC – Michelle Joy
07 – Philadelphia – Miles Yeung
06 – Philadelphia – Evgeniya Chernukhina
05 – NYC Subway – Allison Jones
04 – NY Public Library – Michelle Fleet
03 – Madison Avenue – Arianna Bickle
02 – Baltimore – Rachel Bell
01 – Columbus Circle NYC – Michelle Fleet
All images © Jordan Matter
Dancers Among Us Website