Photographer Michelle Citrin, of Neox Image, was invited on-set to a video shoot for some of the world’s top Parkour athletes of the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation. While their short stay in Miami, Neox had the opportunity to photograph the amazing athletes at their studio in Wynwood.
Parkour is a physical discipline which focuses on efficient movement set within urban environments. Developed in France, the main purpose of the art is to teach participants how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping.
An obstacle presented with the shoot was that the freerunners were unable to perform their top stunts when contained within the confines of a studio. The beauty and elegance capable of these athletes come from their thoughtful movements while free falling and running through environments.
David and Michelle decided to showcase Parkour in a different light than usually portrayed. The shoot focused on an intimate and revealing look into the true character and art of Parkour which is not about reckless running but about the precision and meditation through movement.
"Love yourself, respect others, let go, dream big and breathe…
this is parkour.”
-Justin “Jet” Sheaffer, a WFPF athlete.