“The main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to move through their environmen… Read More
Point of Vision-B&W Photo Final Project 2012
“The main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping.”
Tracuers (parkour practitioners) develop what is called the parkour vision.
“As I travel through the city, I’m not just looking at the shops or the people walking by. I’m looking at the architecture; the curves, the angles, the materials. We have this thing called parkour vision. We always see the different possible ways we can move over it... climb on it, move on it. To us abandoned buildings aren’t seen as useless and forgotten, we see them full of potential in a place to create something new.” -Levi Meeuwenberg
The premise behind this project was to answer a question I had. What do other’s see when they see the environment that they “live” in everyday compared to what tracuers see? So...what do you see? I paired the photos together; one of just the environment, and the other of the environment being “used”. What I wanted to happen is for viewers to look at the photo of just a building or the environment, then look at the paired picture of the tracuer using environment, and then hopefully go back to the other photo and transfer that movement over and see more than just a building, and maybe even start to put themselves into the environment and imagine themselves jumping around and practicing parkour in the picture.
"No limits, no rules, it's complete freedom of movement".
[Using a FED3 35mm camera and TRI-X 400 b&w film.] Read Less