Jordan Matter


Jordan Matter

8 Stars is the exclusive art agent, of Jordan Matter, an acclaimed American photographer, capturing dancers and circus artists in the midst of daily life.
Jordan Matter, who is based in New York, is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers « Dancers Among Us » and « Born to Dance ». Jordan Matter has created a viral phenomenon that brought him more than 4 million followers on Instagram and Youtube, award wining of 700,000,000, views! His videos and especially his 10 Minute Photo Challenge, shot all over the world. Moreover, Jordan Matter has produced unique and famous shots.

8 Stars is proud to have an exclusive collection of limited editions of art works, printed in different support as Dibonds, or Fine Art papers, signed and certified by Jordan Matter.
8 Stars organized in 2019, a retrospective exhibition of Jordan Matter , called “Make It Matter”, under the High Patronage of Princess Stephanie of Monaco , in support of Her association Fight Aids Monaco; the event was launched at the renowned Kamil Art Gallery, a contemporary gallery situated in Monaco, with a history of more than forty years behind it and strong convictions, that proposes a program which associates and confronts the work of both confirmed and emerging artists. The “10 minute Monaco photo challenge” was filmed in front of Prince Palace in Monaco over 3.9 M views on Instagram.

Dancers After Dark

Harper Watters, dancer with Houston Ballet, gets naked in Rockefeller Center for Dancers After Dark

As a child I found comfort in the night. I was a shy kid teased for having a funny name and bright red hair, but after dark I became a star. The chaos and vulnerability of the day became a distant memory, and the evening’s tranquility brought with it joy and stability. Whatever challenges my life presented were overshadowed by twilight dreams of a better tomorrow. I fantasized about the adventures I would have and the worlds I would conquer. Many years later, my nights are still filled with adventure, but now I have the assistance of kindred spirits.

The inspiration for this book came to me one afternoon as I watched my son, Hudson, playing with his toy bus. I was trying to keep pace with his three-year-old mind as he got deeper and deeper into a fantasy involving nothing more than a yellow plastic box and armless figurines. At least that’s what I saw. He saw frantic commuters rushing to catch the 77 local bus to Australia. He jumped in place, mouth open and slapping his knees, joyously reacting to a world I couldn’t see, but one powerfully present for him.

The urge to “run away and join the circus” has been around for thousands of years. Why? What is so seductive about the circus? Certainly there’s something exciting about popcorn, sawdust, adoring fans and daredevils’ feats. Yet the allure of the circus often strikes a deeper chord. Within many of us there is wanderlust, a desire to leave a dull life in favor of a more colorful one, to abandon the security of predictability and dive headfirst into the unknown.

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