Athletes Among Us: The Stories Behind These Cool Photographs Last year the photographer Jordan Matter released a super-cool book called Dancers Among Us. He put dancers in everyday situations—in the middle of a park, a subway station, on a busy sidewalk—and photographed them, out of context, doing their dance moves. As a follow-up to the book, Matter has released a new series of photographs, Athletes Among Us.

Matter agreed to annotate some of his photos for us. Click on the numbers below the photographs to see his commentary. Each shot has a pretty great backstory.


"Valentine's Day": Erik Coleman, former NFL safety, and wife Sabrina


"Business Travel": Vincent Iuzzolino, kickboxer and bodybuilder


"Chicago": Erin Rye, dancer


"Waiting To Cross": Jackie Carlson, gymnast


"Sunday Shopping": Erik Coleman, former NFL safety


"Broken Buzzer": Ethan Zohn, soccer player