If New York City was suddenly turned into a musical, it would look a lot like Jordan Matters photo series, The Dancers Among Us. Using flexible, high jumping people from the dance world, he photographed them in famous locations all over the city, leaving observers enthralled and wondering. The juxtoposition of these dancers in such extreme positions of flight and extension, combined with everyday street life makes for a magical world where we expect something wonderful and hopeful around each corner.
For more on Jordan Matter, including his famous project Uncovered, in which he photographed not dancers, but topless women in New York, see his website jordanmatter.com. You can also catch up with him on his Facebook page facebook.com/JordanMatterPhotography.
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