What Life Would Look Like if the Athletes and Dancers Among Us Did Their Jobs All the Time

These incredible photos by Jordan Matter show us what life might look like if the athletes and dancers among us performed their jobs in everyday situations. What would happen if a football player tackled his wife every night when it was time for bed, or if a ballerina went to a construction site with her pointe shoes on? This:

  • Erik Coleman NFL Free Safety 1 of 26
    dancers among us

    ... tackles his wife at bedtime.

  • Jeffrey Smith 2 of 26

    Times Square, NYC

  • Angela Dice and Demetrius McClendon 3 of 26

    Chicago, IL

  • Danielle Brown 4 of 26

    Sarasota, FL

  • Ken Stouffer, Martial Artist 5 of 26

    ...gets a close shave.

  • Sharon Gallagher 6 of 26

    San Francisco, CA

  • Vincent Iuzzolino, Bodybuilder/Kickboxer 7 of 26

    ...leaving Penn Station.

  • Adrienne Hayes 8 of 26

    Fort Tryon Park, NYC

    (This one scares the crap out of me, which is why I love it!)

  • Sean Kaufman, Physique Competitor 9 of 26

    ...choosing a wine.

  • Louise Layman 10 of 26

    Wellesley College, MA

  • Ethan Zohn, Professional Soccer Player I 11 of 26

    ...getting engaged.

  • Arianna Bickle 12 of 26

    Madison Avenue, NYC

  • Ethan Zohn, Professional Soccer Player II 13 of 26

    ...playing with his baby.

  • Matt Oaks 14 of 26

    Astoria, NY

  • Claire Conaty 15 of 26

    Seattle, WA

  • Meagan Hearn, High School Hockey Goalie I 16 of 26

    ...helping pedestrians cross safely in the rain.

  • Rachel Bell 17 of 26

    Baltimore, MD

  • Meagan Hearn, High School Hockey Goalie II 18 of 26

    ...checking receipts at Victoria's Secret.

  • Michael McBride 19 of 26

    Harlem, USA

  • Evgeniya Chernukhina 20 of 26

    Philadelphia, PA

  • The US Olympic Women’s Rowing Team 21 of 26
    athletes6 a pool party.

  • Sun Chong, with his mother 22 of 26

    Washington, DC

  • Annmaria Mazzini 23 of 26

    Macy's, NYC

  • Musa Shannon, Professional Soccer Player 24 of 26

    ...battling the superheroes in Times Square.

  • Kara Lozanovski 25 of 26

    Chicago, IL

  • Buy the Book 26 of 26
    dancers among us

    You can buy Jordan Matter's book Dancers Among Us on Amazon or wherever books are sold.

For more of Jordan Matter’s excellent photography, check out Dancers Among Us and Athletes Among Us. You can watch cool videos of Matter shooting with his subjects on Vimeo: here he is photographing dancers and photographing athletes. If you live in New York City, go see Matter’s exhibition Jordan Matter’s Joyful New York running now through October 4th at One New York Plaza.


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