10 Exuberant Photos Of Ballet Dancers In Everyday Life

After watching his three-year-old son play with a toy bus, photographer Jordan Matter was inspired to create a photo series showing the world as if through his child’s eyes.
“The people in the images would be alive and in the moment, celebrating all aspects and emotions of everyday life,” Matter wrote in his artist statement.

He found that dancers made the perfect subjects to bring his vision to life, and spent three years travelling around the country, photographing volunteer dancers doing extraordinary things in ordinary, everyday situations.

The resulting photo series is called “Dancers Among Us.” It has been featured everywhere from The Today Show to The Telegraph, and is also a book (available for purchase at Amazon).

Matter has shared a selection of photos from his series with Business Insider; see more at his website and Facebook page. And if you want to learn more about how Matter shot his subjects, check out the video here (also at the end of the photo slideshow).

Claire Conaty of Seattle shakes up the classroom.

Dancer Sun Chong poses with his mother in front of the Capitol building in Washington DC.

Michelle Fleet ponders above the crowd in Columbus Circle, in New York City.

Dancer Michael McBride strikes a whimsical pose outside Harlem's Apollo Theatre.

Rachel Bell floats above a romantic picnic in Towson, Md.

Dancer Jeffrey Smith leaps to catch the train in Times Square.

Marcella Guarino makes a graceful entrance at a VIP heliport in New York City.

Dancer Matt Oaks of Astoria, Queens, takes singing in the shower to another level.

Ricardo Rhodes makes tree-climbing look easy in Sarasota, Fla.

Donating to the Salvation Army in Rockefeller Center, in New York City.

Watch a video about how Matter shot 'Dancers Among Us':

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Dancers Among Us goes around the USA in 90 Seconds from Jordan Matter on Vimeo.

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