Sol Neelman is a failed athlete turned sports photographer living in his home city of Portland, Oregon, USA. In 2007, he left his staff job at The Oregonian to pursue a life-long project documenting viagra super active sports culture around the globe. In July 2011, Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg, Germany published his first book, “Weird Sports,” and in September 2014 his second book, “Weird Sports 2.”
On this episode I chat with Mr Weird Sports himself, Sol Neelman. We discuss the process of publishing his book series, Weird Sports, from conception, pitching the concept to publishers at a book fair in Germany, to launching not one, but two books! We also talk about his reign as a staff photographer at The Oregonian and his decision to move on from that post and join the world of freelancers. Sol is a great example of one putting himself in the position to succeed through collaboration, sharing ideas, and down right perseverance. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of The Photo Brigade Podcast.