Sol Neelman Who printed it? Never thought I’d be able to boast that Topps printed my promos, but they did. You can upload your photos on their site and pair them with designs from some of their vintage trading cards. For common cards to fill the packs, I
by Jonathan Blaustein It’s a Thursday. You know what that means. Yup, this is a column I’m going to pull straight out of my _________. Sorry. It can’t be helped. It’s not that I’m lazy. Just the opposite. The last few weeks have been as busy as any I can
I used to use a 400mm f2.8 lens for covering college football, in large part because we were stuck on the sidelines. My #1 lens for shooting Weird Sports is my Canon 35mm f1.4, in part because I'm not battling a sports information director for access. There are times like with Drag Queen Prom Dress Rugby that I was actually on the pitch taking photos with players flying around me.
This past year, for me, has been the year of the book. The year I achieved a dream. The year I gave birth. The year I became a father.
I’ve been a little hesitant to write about my book. Maybe because it still doesn’t seem real. But I’m slowly coming to terms with reality, that it is in fact real. Very real.
Another reason I’ve put off this entry is because of how truly personal this book is to me. Not sure if I can express it in words.
I got a rule: if a Weird Sport is happening less than a mile from mi casa and there’s money light and red Santa outfits AND the promise of beers, I’m soooooooooo there.
And that’s how I ended up revisiting a classic Portlandia Weird Sport: Urban Golf.
Sol Neelman has been on the road for several years, chasing the wacky world of weird sports. He’s got a new book filled with his collection of the oddest things, and he's still out there shooting the most obscure sports he can find.