Sol Neelman

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Sol Neelman (b. 1970) 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 sports culture around the globe. In July, 2011, Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg, Germany published his first book, “Weird Sports.”

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Photo Brigade Podcast #49 with Sol Neelman

Sol Neelman

On this episode Robert chats with Portland, Oregon-based photographer Sol Neelman, who recently published his second photo book, “Weird Sports 2.”

Weird Sports 2: The Photo Book – by Sol Neelman

Weird Sports 2

Portland, OR-based photographer Sol Neelman has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new photo book “Weird Sports 2.”

Lucky ’13 – by Sol Neelman

Pumpkin Races

Portland, OR-based photographer Sol Neelman, who specializes in weird sports, shares some of his favorite photos of 2013.

Wazz SUP?! – by Sol Neelman

Battle of the Paddle

Portland, OR-based photographer Sol Neelman shares photos of “Battle of the Paddle”, a stand up paddleboard race in SoCal.

Crying in Quidditch?! – by Sol Neelman

Quidditch World Cup

Portland, OR-based photographer Sol Neelman shares photos of the Quidditch World Cup outside Orlando, FL.

City of Angels Arm Wrestling – by Sol Neelman

City of Angels Arm Wrestling

Portland, OR-based photographer Sol Neelman went to L.A. and shot an arm wrestling tournament that is equal parts sports and performance art.

Colors – by Sol Neelman

Color Run

Portland, OR-based photographer Sol Neelman shot the Color Run in Seattle.

Cross Dressed For Success – by Sol Neelman

Prom Dress Rugby

Portland, OR-based photographer Sol Neelman shot the 3rd annual Prom Dress Rugby exhibition in Seattle.

A Huge Hair Ball – by Sol Neelman

Sol Neelman for Wired.com

Portland, OR-based photographer Sol Neelman has been writing a weekly photo column for Wired on weird sports, and the first one was about a beard and mustache championship.

Publishing My First Book, Weird Sports – by Sol Neelman

weird sports

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 sports culture around the globe. In July, 2011, Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg, Germany published his first book, “Weird Sports.”