Muhannad al-Kadiri (R),18, and Ibrahim Eid, 16, demonstrate their Parkour skills over a military vehicle in the rebel-held city of Inkhil, west of Deraa, Syria, February 4, 2017. (Photo by Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters)
Jun Sato (2nd L), founder of Japan's first parkour educational institute SENDAI X-TRAIN, demonstrates his parkour skill with other practitionners at a park in Tokyo, Japan November 2, 2016. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
A Palestinian youth practices his Parkour skills over the ruins of houses, which witnesses said were destroyed during a seven-week Israeli offensive, in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City October 1, 2014. Some Palestinian youths aged between 13 and 17 years old, train in the devastated area as a personal initiative to develop their skills. Parkour is a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles. (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
New York-based photographer and videographer Ben Franke captures the beautiful, acrobatic movement of parkour. The photographer followed New York City free runners, known as tracers, for a few years, documenting their athletic prowess as they freely roamed about the urban streets with a zest for life. Finally, he decided to take his personal project to the next level by producing a collection of dramatically captivating portraits of these athletes for his series titled Parkour Motion.