Dancers Among Us is a series of photographs of dancers in their natural habitat. The photographer, Jordan Matter, didn’t even set out to become a photographer. His friend needed non-generic headshots, so he picked up his camera one day and as the sun was setting, snapped a few shots.
Matter came up with this series after watching his son at play. “As we get older and wiser, what happens to this enthusiasm, this ability to be wholly present in the moment? Why are these pure moments of passion so often replaced by cynicism, boredom, and indifference? 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.”
He created these images for his two children. “I want them to be free from self-consciousness, to discover the deep happiness of impassioned lives, and to find the serenity to be truly present. These photographs communicate my dreams for them more powerfully than words alone– relish moments large and small, recognize the beauty around you, and be alive!”
Images a la Buss Buss