Athletes in Their Unnatural Habitats

Remember “Dancers Among Us”? It was a book published last year by photographer Jordan Matter. 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.

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Well, the sequel is here. It’s basically the same concept, but with athletes. Annnndd, now Jordan definitely has my attention.

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Teddy Bear: HELP ME!!

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This makes T riders look friendly!

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Bro, do you even lift?

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The US Olympic Rowing Team. I remember when I did crew I hated my coxswains. They are short pipsqueaks who yell at you to pick it up while they lean back and enjoy the ride. But, one time I got yelled at by my coach because we had this cute coxswain, Julie, who I incessantly hit on. Coach really lost his shit one day when Julie said, “Stroke it 8 seat” (calling for an extra stroke from the 8 seat [me] in order to help steer the boat) and I shouted, “I’ll stroke you anytime.” Julie thought it was funny; the coach didn’t. At all. I had to run an extra mile. Julie and I had gone on a date a couple weeks before that, but we had to keep it quiet…I wonder where she is now.

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We’ve all been there, amirite?

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