Parkour Shoot behind the Opera House in Wellington

Here are some of my favorite shots from a Parkour shoot we did behind the Opera House in Wellington on Saturday June 15, 2013. There is a really cool alley way that is to have a series of upgrades from Wellington City Council. The upgrade will include installations using a product by Kaynemaile who make a polycarbon mesh which can be used as screens, living walls with plants that grow up a mesh fabric that they manufacture and sculptures. I shot some of their product in use at Futurestep in Auckland (scroll down the news feed to see). The upgraded laneway will connect through to the waterfront and will also include an interactive light installation by Wellington artist Marcus McShane featuring a cloud or dreamscape theme.

The back corner of the Opera House. We took lots of tries to finally sequence the jumps – in this one we nailed it!

Looking up the center of the spiral car ramp in the James Smiths Car-park. This is shot with a fish-eye lens and has the athletes almost landing on the camera to get this effect.

Looking in the opposite direction to the first image- this shows the James Smiths car-park structure being used as a playground. The guys were super careful when climbing here.

This angle was actually spotted by an 11 year old school student, Matthew who is doing a year long photography project who was on the shoot observing. Thankfully these guys knew what they were doing as they are very close to the edge of a 3 story drop there…

The “crew” – special to thanks to Michael for great location scouting and Luke Calder for awesome lighting, rigging and creative input. Great work guys!

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