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Dancers After Dark Paperback – 13 Oct 2016
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Thrilling and breathtaking photographs of professional dancers and performers posing naked at night. It's a celebration of the outrageous, the unlikely and courage to say yes. BUST.com
We are loving this celebration of strength, adventure, risk and fearless beauty! ESSENCE.com "
"Thrilling and breathtaking photographs of professional dancers and performers posing naked at night. It's a celebration of the outrageous, the unlikely -- and courage to say yes." --BUST.com
"We are loving this celebration of strength, adventure, risk and fearless beauty!" --ESSENCE.com
About the Author
Jordan Matter is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dancers Among Us. He and his work have been featured on television, in print, online, and in exhibitions throughout the world, including Buzzfeed, ABC World News Tonight, Today, the BBC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, #1 on Reddit, Daily Mail U.K., O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR, and the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. Matter lives with his wife and two children in New York.
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This book is sorted out into sections, so you start off with a short word from Mr Matter and then you have four sections which are Ferocity, Stability, Vulnerability, and Ecstasy. After this we have an interesting section which takes in behind the scenes, where we find out more about the photos, how they were achieved and other such information.
The photos, which are a collection of both colour and black and white are truly inspirational to gaze upon and remind us all of the power and elegance of the human body. The photos also show the location and time they were taken, making you realise what an undertaking such a project as this is. With the majority here taken in the US there are also others from Canada and Europe, including our good old Blighty. To look out for are the two pictures of a woman, one whilst she is pregnant and the latter after the birth, when she is holding her baby, which are really beautiful.
With both the male and female body on display here this is something that you end up wanting to view again and again as you realise that it does take co-ordination and strength to hold some of these poses, and makes you wonder just how Jordan Matter managed to get a picture captured at just the right moment.
The behind the scenes piece here is certainly well worth reading as it gives you a really good insight into how the photos were taken, and the sort of problems that can arise.
I was very kindly provided with a free review copy of this by the publisher via NetGalley for a completely impartial and unbiased review.
The poses range from a balletic stance, balanced atop an upright bottle (honestly!), to the middle of a freezing cold river, complete with snow covered rocks, to dancers balanced on a bridge railing. The venues include sites in Paris, Berlin, London, Stockholm, New York and Chicago. One picture even features British actor Alan Cumming. It’s wild. It’s nuts. But it’s completely stunning.
There’s a great section giving some background to the taking of the photos too.
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I can't give this the five stars it deserves because with the Kindle version of the book, there is no way to enlarge the text or zoom in on the photos. Each page is basically a static version of the book layout. You can look at the photos on your phone or a standard size Kindle, but unless you have really good eyes, you will not be able to read the text. I will most likely order the "dead tree" version of Dancers After Dark.
Creative photographer and dancers.
Amazing poses to 'expose' us to the art of dancing, dancing positions, diversity of dancers, diversity of scenes / places, ...
Put out a second and third book for 'Dancers during the Day' or 'Dancers at Day Break', ...
Love to see non-city alternative settings for a future book in other countries that USA and Western-Europe. NZ, Australia, Indonesia, Africa, Russia, Japan, ...
Nice to see explanations of how the dancers were staged, prepared, lit, focus, cropped, ...
My favorite is the woman dancer in CA coast at sunset - beautiful setting (beach / rocks / water), sunset colors, dancer pose and poise, ...
The photos are roughly half color, half black & white. Both work and reproduction is excellent. A number of photos are printed across the binding, but generally this doesn’t detract from the image – kudos to the art director. My only complaint, probably echoed by many buying the book, is that it’s too small. Howard Schatz’ similarly-themed “Passion & Line” is a majestic 11x14” and printed on heavy stock. “Dancers After Dark” deserves to be printed larger than a textbook.
Ordered the hard cover which comes with an ice sleeve as well. All the pictures are very well done, many are in NYC and many are overseas as well. The pictures are amazing and have a wide variety of scenes. Anywhere from sleek urban settings, to ice water in Colorado. Its also interesting that he time stamps the pictures, so in the city pics you have an idea what would be going on at that time.
From Mr. Matter's earlier work, I knew his captures of dancers would be amazing. But here he worked in low light, often with limited time, and still outdid my expectations. The book is a real treat.