Sol Neelman woke up beneath a blanket of stars outside Virginia City, Nevada, scratching the mosquito bite in the middle of his forehead. He was snuggled up in his sleeping bag on private property. But he didn’t care, because his assignment that day was to shoot camel racing.
This has been a fairly typical day in Neelman’s life lately. The former newspaper photographer 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 contests, and he’s still out there shooting the most obscure sports he can find.