Posts Tagged ‘parkour’

16-Year-Old Arrested After Sneaking Onto the Freedom Tower Roof to Take Pictures

A 16-year-old New Jersey kid is making headlines today after embarrassing the Port Authority, NYPD and private security this weekend for the sake of some rooftopping pictures that ultimately led to his arrest. Read more…

UK Parkour Athlete Creates Video Game-Inspired Death-Defying POV Video

Remember back in early July, when we shared a breathtaking POV parkour video shot by athlete James Kingston of the Ampisound team? Many compared that video to the parkour-influenced first person video game Mirror’s Edge, and Ampisound was quick to mention that any resemblance was totally and completely intentional.

The team took it to another level in their newest video, however, by dressing team member Neil Cointet up in the same clothes as the game’s protagonist Faith Connors and having him go on a little jaunt with a camera attached to his head. Read more…

Death Defying POV Videos Show You the World Through a Parkour Athlete’s Eyes

Here’s something that’ll get your adrenaline pumping this Friday morning. Cambridge, UK resident and parkour athlete James Kingston of the Ampisound team recently went on a jaunt through some of the best parkour spots in the city, and he strapped a camera to his head so we could experience the trip first hand. Read more…

Action-Packed Photos of Parkour Athletes Leaping From Place to Place

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Andy Day is a London-based photographer who specializes in shooting parkour and freerunning. In case you’ve never heard of it before, parkour is an activity in which participants (called “traceurs”) move fluidly through urban landscapes by running, climbing, and jumping across/through/on obstacles, getting from one place to another through the most efficient route possible using only their bodies.
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The Beauty of Parkour Photographed with a Flash and Some Flour

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Dancers are often photographed with off-camera flashes and powder in order to capture their movement. Photographer Ben Franke recently completed a project titled Parkour Motion in which he used the same concept, except for parkour practitioners (called “traceurs”) rather than dancers.
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Behind The Scenes: Parkour ‘Double Gravity’ Photo Shoot

When Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Florian Bison first saw a video of parkour, he was mesmerized by the concept and curious as to how he could integrate it into a photography project. That’s when he came up with the Double Gravity series, a mixture of real and parkour/camera created gravity. The video above offers a behind-the-scenes look at how he created the final product, which was shot using a Nikon D700 with a Nikkor 24-70mm F/2.8 lens and a Pocket Wizard triggered Profoto B2 with two Profoto heads.

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