Friday, December 30, 2011

2011- A Whirlwind for Jordan Matter Photography

It's been a whirlwind year. My mother, Paula Feiten, and my good friend, Geoff Legg, died within three months of each other. My wife and I watched our children Salish and Hudson, grow bigger, wiser, and more beautiful. And my career exploded in ways I never imagined possible. As the exciting and tiring year draws to a close, I feel incredibly fortunate and alive. I thank you all for your support and encouragement.

Highlights from 2011:

Dancers Among Us Coming to a Bookstore Near You

I am collaborating with Workman Publishing for a national book release of Dancers Among Us, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2013. For a chance to be included in the book, see where I am traveling in the U.S. next and recommend dancers for the project by visiting my BRAND NEW WEBSITE:

Alan Cumming, Patti LaBelle, and Angels

This year Gabrille's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research released the celebrity portraits I took of, among others, Patti LaBelle and Alan Cumming. The shoot was surreal. Take a look here.

25 Beautiful Women and 2 Frantic Photographers- Photographing an Olympic Calendar in One Day

Partner Jeremy Saladyga and I had one day to capture action and portrait shots of the US Women's Rowing Team for their 2012 Olympic calendar- truly an Olympic task in itself. Read more on the exciting day here, and to preview and purchase the calendar please visit:

Paul Taylor Dance Company 2012 Moving! Campaign

What an amazing collaboration with such amazing dancers. Take a look at the finished product.

Dancers Among Us Inspires New iPhone App

Carbone Smolan Agency (CSA) announces Canon Idea Mine, soon to be released. Read more here.

Dancers Among Us in the Press

Slate Magazine, Stated Magazine published fantastic articles on Dancers Among Us, and ZDF German Television featured a segment of a day of shooting Dancers Among Us and a second segment on shooting headshots.

$3,100 Raised for Charity

Dancers Among Us publisher prints were sold for charity this holiday season. I matched 100% of the proceeds raised, and $1,550 will go to both Helen Keller International and The Against Malaria Foundation. Thank you for your generosity!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you!