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Placing inhibitions aside, photographer Jordan Matter captured hundreds of the most talented dancers in the world as they stepped out of their comfort zones and bared their beautiful bodies to the mystery of the night.

Matter's daring book, Dancers After Dark, consist of 150 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, absolutely yes — to danger, to exhilaration, and to thrill.

The dancers are photographed in the public streets of New York City, Paris, and many other beautiful places. The pictures highlight the amazing talent of these artists, as well as the beauty in their confidence and freedom. Featuring Alan Cumming and many other talented performers, the book showcases the pure courage it takes to strip down bare. It's a celebration of fearless beauty. 

Check out photographs below and click here to buy the amazing book!

 

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All photographs by Jordan Matter and used with permission

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