Most of us go through our daily lives like clockwork; it can be easy to get stuck in the cycle.
Luckily, Jordan Matter, the mastermind 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."
Matter offers a behind-the-scenes look at his photographic process in the short video below:
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. Continue below to see how just a few of Matter's dancing models are making the world their stage.
A dancer performs in the middle of a forested road while her dog looks on.
A dancer leaps amongst the trees.
A dancer snaps a photo atop a ledge.
A pair of dancers frolic with a flock of seagulls along a sandy beach.
A picnic is always made better with a bit of dancing.
A dancer adds a bit a whimsy to a dreary morning.
A dancer makes an epic leap while backpacking in the mountains.
A dancer lounges in the trees near Wellesley College.
Editor's note: This story was originally published in August 2013 and has been updated with new images.