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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
    dancers1

    Times Square, NYC

  • Angela Dice and Demetrius McClendon 3 of 26
    dancers3

    Chicago, IL

  • Danielle Brown 4 of 26
    dancers2

    Sarasota, FL

  • Ken Stouffer, Martial Artist 5 of 26
    athletes3

    ...gets a close shave.

  • Sharon Gallagher 6 of 26
    dancers4

    San Francisco, CA

  • Vincent Iuzzolino, Bodybuilder/Kickboxer 7 of 26
    athletes4

    ...leaving Penn Station.

  • Adrienne Hayes 8 of 26
    dancers13

    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
    athletes5

    ...choosing a wine.

  • Louise Layman 10 of 26
    dancers9

    Wellesley College, MA

  • Ethan Zohn, Professional Soccer Player I 11 of 26
    athletes7

    ...getting engaged.

  • Arianna Bickle 12 of 26
    dancers15

    Madison Avenue, NYC

  • Ethan Zohn, Professional Soccer Player II 13 of 26
    athletes8

    ...playing with his baby.

  • Matt Oaks 14 of 26
    dancers6

    Astoria, NY

  • Claire Conaty 15 of 26
    dancers14

    Seattle, WA

  • Meagan Hearn, High School Hockey Goalie I 16 of 26
    athletes9

    ...helping pedestrians cross safely in the rain.

  • Rachel Bell 17 of 26
    dancers5

    Baltimore, MD

  • Meagan Hearn, High School Hockey Goalie II 18 of 26
    athletes10

    ...checking receipts at Victoria's Secret.

  • Michael McBride 19 of 26
    dancers7

    Harlem, USA

  • Evgeniya Chernukhina 20 of 26
    dancers12

    Philadelphia, PA

  • The US Olympic Women’s Rowing Team 21 of 26
    athletes6

    ...at a pool party.

  • Sun Chong, with his mother 22 of 26
    dancers8

    Washington, DC

  • Annmaria Mazzini 23 of 26
    dancers10

    Macy's, NYC

  • Musa Shannon, Professional Soccer Player 24 of 26
    athletes2

    ...battling the superheroes in Times Square.

  • Kara Lozanovski 25 of 26
    dancers11

    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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