Parkour is the non-competitive sport of moving through mainly urban landscapes by running, climbing and jumping. Participants run along a route, attempting to navigate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies. Skills such as vaulting, rolling, swinging and wall scaling are employed. Parkour can be practiced anywhere, but areas dense with obstacles are preferable and it is most commonly practiced in urban areas.
Andy Day is a parkour and freerunning photographer based in London, UK. You can find a portfolio of his photography and a blog about his work at Andy Day’s website, www.kiell.com (In fact, his website is down at the moment, but should be online soon!).
Andy Day’s interest in parkour was piqued in 2003 while he was studying at the University of Birmingham. He caught a glimpse of the sport on late-night television one night after bartending and decided to write a research paper for one of his classes. For the uninformed, parkour is the sport of moving through an (often urban) environment as efficiently as possible through jumping, climbing, and acrobatics.
Check out Parkour and Freerunning Photography By Andy Day. Don’t forget to watch video!!
Andy Day (parkour) – The Video