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The Ben Franke Parkour Motion Images Capture Athletes Mid-Air

 - Feb 5, 2013
References: benfranke & mymodernmet
The Ben Franke Parkour Motion photos provide a look at an aerial perspective. The New York-based photographer captures acrobatics as they balance in mid-air, displaying their athletic abilities in a most artistic manner.

The powder that surrounds Franke's subjects in each shot is actually flour. He has relayed just how quickly the 'tracers' jump about by way of the cooking ingredient as it ricocheted off the bodies.

Franke's intense focus on movement has helped him highlight the sheer skill of the runners, a subject which he believes is often downplayed, "It’s a challenge for any photographer to convey authentic movement in a photograph...but my series Parkour Motion attempts to translate motion by displaying the energy and power of these athletes."