Dancers from all around the world stripped down to pose for Manhattan portrait photographer Jordan Matter's new book: Dancers After Dark.
From London to Paris to New York City, Matter traveled to many different cities to capture dancers completely naked in public places. "Often in life we have to run toward our goals blindfolded, trusting our instincts to guide us. These images represent our willingness to throw ourselves into the streets without fear of failure," Matter said. "Doing so led to beauty and exhilaration we could not have imagined." Each photo shows how the dancers have left their comfort zone to pursue their dreams with extraordinary commitment. Take a look at some of Matter's stunning photos shot in New York below. You can buy his book through his website.