Dancer flying a kite on the beach

Photo: © Jordan Matter Photography

From a child's point of view

Most of us go through our daily lives like clockwork; it can be easy to get stuck in the cycle. Luckily, Jordan Matter, the mastermnd behind the collection of photography, "Dancers Among Us," is here to remind us of just how whimsical the world can be.

"I first came up with the idea for 'Dancers Among Us' as I was watching my son play with this toy bus," Matter explained. "I was inspired by his passion for his fantasy, and I wondered why we lose that innocence as we grow into adulthood. I wanted to create photographs to show a world as if seen through the eyes of a child — a world where everyday moments are beautiful, a world that makes the ordinary extraordinary."

The delightfully surprising photos of graceful dancers doing everyday things have earned "Dancers Among Us" a spot on The New York Times Best Seller list.

 
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Dancer smelling flowers by a tree

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Dancer levitating above a meadow

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Dancer reading a book on a dock

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Dancer climbing up a tree with vines

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Dancer jumping in midair on a hike

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Dancers birdwatching at the shore

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Dancer posing mid-air on a trail with her dog

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Dancers feeding the seagulls at the beach

Photo: © Jordan Matter Photography

 
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Dancers on a tree swing

Photo: © Jordan Matter Photography

 
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Dancer running to the ocean with his surfboard

Photo: © Jordan Matter Photography

 
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Dancer picking flowers in a field

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Dancer napping on a tree branch

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Both the book and a 2014 wall calendar can be found on Jordan Matter's website.
 
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