The Human Body in Flight
September 1, 2019 9:00 PM   Subscribe

Enthusiastic photographer Jordan Matter has been filming 10-Minute Photo Challenges with dancers and acrobats, including World of Dance stars Charity and Andres, contortionist Sofie Dossi, Dance Moms' Nia Sioux and Charlotte and Nicolas from Cirque du Soleil. Jordan is often hoarse and his crew frequently run afoul of security guards. The photos are spectacular (and he started showing them together at the end if you want to skip ahead). posted by Glinn (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Amazing photos, most annoying photographer ever.
posted by happyinmotion at 9:26 PM on September 1, 2019 [8 favorites]

Oh my, some of those looked dangerous. Was so worried the timer railing would break and these amazing athletes would land on their heads.
posted by greenhornet at 10:21 PM on September 1, 2019 [2 favorites]

What's the obsession with doing things quickly?
posted by krisjohn at 1:49 AM on September 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

Ran onto is book Dancers Among Us a few years ago, it's really fun and amazing.
posted by sammyo at 7:14 AM on September 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

For sure, sometimes annoying - and I think the silly speed aspect is mostly to make a show for YouTube. But the first few videos of his I watched were very body positive videos for bullied dancer Lizzy Howell (about 5:48 he has words with a guy in Times Square who can't keep from making a nasty comment) and the one for Nia Sioux (above), so I started with a warm feeling for the guy. (I should have included Lizzy in the OP but I went with the 10-minute challenges.)
posted by Glinn at 7:59 AM on September 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

Annoying? I thought it was charming. Like a mashup of dance photography and Billy on the Street.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 8:15 AM on September 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

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