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.

More info: dancersafterdark.com (h/t: huffingtonpost)

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Cesi Baca 2 years ago

Beautiful, but if looking at this pose from the back, I doubt it would be as appealing. Some things are just better with clothes, or at least underwear.

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Virginia Su 2 years ago

That core, arm and leg strength.... :O

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Superluminal1 2 years ago

Unique way to hail a cab.

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

I can only imagine what the people in the train were thinking

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Brenda lakey 2 years ago

BEAUTIFUL <3

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nancy mendiburu 2 years ago

Very artistic and beautiful.

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Inurri 2 years ago

Anyone else was looking for a word in this figure? :)

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Ellie Brown 2 years ago

and the elderly slowly look over...

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Rob LeBlanc 2 years ago

Impressive balance. I'd bust my @ss wide open. :/

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