When people ask why I love photographing weird sports and games, I tell them I love photographing people having fun. Pretty simple. (Okay, it’s also an excuse to travel and see friends in different parts of the world.) What started as a modest goal of finding a couple cool, under-the-radar sports to shoot in 2005 slowly turned into a pastime, then an obsession. During the past decade, I’ve documented over 200 different weird competitions, producing two coffee table photo books with Kehrer Verlag.
Thankfully, people’s imagination continues to grow, with new games popping up all the time. I hope this is a lifetime project, because I can’t think of anything that is more fun to be around.
Photo: The annual International Camel & Ostrich Races in Virginia City, Nevada, are a huge draw for a small, wild-west tourist town largely known as the home of the TV show Bonanza.