New York City photographer Jordan Matter one day decided to photograph dancers, set in everyday situations, and the results are inspiring and motivational all at once.
There’s something about red that’s so sexy.
Matter said, “I began to photograph these dancers as everyday people. In the photographs they are away from the stage, yet they cannot leave dance behind. As they go about their daily routines, they do so as dancers. This speaks to the power of a passionate life; if you’re fully invested in something, it is always with you.”
This resonated with me, because I am part of Generation Y, the generation of people that cannot function without feeling something – the generation that has been called spoilt, pampered and expecting too much out of life.
But how can one excel without being passionate? More importantly, how can one be happy without passion?
These photographs show us how we can be passionate about what we do all the time, even in something as mundane as taking the train to work on Monday morning.
They also show us how work-life balance has shifted. The definition of work-life balance isn’t “no work outside the office”, it’s now “work = life”. How can one then put up with doing something he absolutely detests for a living?
Matter also said, “I believe in the strength of a life’s mission. If you dedicate yourself to a career that inspires and excites you, this commitment will be your foundation.”
All photographs from Jordan Matter
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