"Dancers are storytellers. They're trained to capture passion with their bodies," New York City-based photographer Jordan Matter writes in the artist's statement
for his latest project and book
, Dancers Among Us
. Sure enough, his imagery renders fairytales of urban life, capturing ballerinas, contortionists, and other able-footed artists at some of the city's most iconic landmarks.
A kiss on the steps of the Public Library, a flight over Central Park — these are the moments that inspire Matter and make the Big Apple a bit more beautiful. Ahead, the photographer opens up about the making of these magical moments.