Dancers posed naked around iconic landmarks to make a powerful statement about fearlessness

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dancer Courtesy Jordan Matter Photography "Dancers After Dark" is about breaking out of your comfort zone.

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• Photographer Jordan Matter photographed dancers naked for his book, "Dancers After Dark."
• He wants to inspire others to say "yes" and be fearless.
• The series also features a surprise celebrity appearance.


You know the nightmare where you suddenly realize you're naked in public?

For these dancers, that scenario was a dream come true: a chance to show off their skills and the muscles developed from years of hard work, as well as to inspire others to be more daring in their own lives.

Photographer Jordan Matter spent two years photographing 300 dancers for his latest book, " Dancers After Dark ."

All of the dancers in the photo series appear nude, striking graceful poses against the twinkling lights of cities around the world.

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Jordan Matter has been photographing dancers for seven years.

Jordan Matter has been photographing dancers for seven years.

"They inspire me every day because etched into their bodies is the thousands of hours of passion they have put into their craft," he said.

"They inspire me every day because etched into their bodies is the thousands of hours of passion they have put into their craft," he said.

His new book, "Dancers After Dark," compiles photographs of dancers posing naked in iconic locations around Europe and North America.

His new book, "Dancers After Dark," compiles photographs of dancers posing naked in iconic locations around Europe and North America.

Matter photographed 300 dancers for the project.

Matter photographed 300 dancers for the project.

There are even a few celebrity guest stars.

There are even a few celebrity guest stars.

He hopes the photos inspire others to say "yes" and embrace life's risks and opportunities.

He hopes the photos inspire others to say "yes" and embrace life's risks and opportunities.

"Dancers after dark is about fearless beauty," he said.

"Dancers after dark is about fearless beauty," he said.

"It is about leaping and knowing the net will appear."

"It is about leaping and knowing the net will appear."
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