From the Publisher
The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what
seems impossible. And the pure, joyful optimism of it all.
Dancers Among Us presents one thrilling photograph after
another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking-but in the
midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a
library, a restaurant, a park. With each image the reader feels
buoyed up, eager to see the next bit of magic.
Photographer Jordan Matter started his Dancers Among Us Project by
asking a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company to dance for him
in a place where dance is unexpected. So, dressed in a commuter''s
suit and tie, the dancer flew across a Times Square subway
platform. And in that image Matter found what he''d been searching
for: a way to express the feeling of being fully alive in the
moment, unself-conscious, present.
Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming,
and more, Dancers Among Us celebrates life in a way
that''s fresh, surprising, original, universal. There''s no
photoshopping here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a
photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens when
the shutter clicks.
About the Author
Jordan Matter is a portrait photographer whose work has been
featured on Today, CBS, NBC, and the BBC, in The Daily
News, Time Out New York, the Huffington Post, and
Slate, and on blogs and newspapers around the country and the
world. His first book was Uncovered. Mr. Matter lives with
his wife and two young children in New York.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Workman Publishing Co
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0761171703
ISBN - 13: 9780761171706