Weird, weirder, weirdest. New works from the sports universe of Sol Neelman
In this third volume of his series Weird Sports, Sol Neelman revisits the joy and community surrounding people’s love of nontraditional sports. They include surreal competitions like: Barbie Jeep racing, log riding, redneck shing, medieval rugby, cheese rolling, lightsaber fencing, mochi lifting, and live monster wrestling. Many of these events are more performance art than competitive sport, a celebration where a participation trophy is the ultimate medal of excellence. All Weird Sports aim to achieve the same goal: bring together like-minded, creative, and active humans, often in costume and usually with cheap beer in hand.
As it so happens, this photo collection wraps up right at the very start of the pandemic, creating an unintentional time capsule of life and laughter before the world came to a halt.