Elite athletes, dancers, and performers of all kinds have long been ideal subjects for artists. Crossfitters, those who partake in the relatively new exercise method called “Crossfit,” are no different. For UK-based photographer Philip Haynes, a self-described “Norwich boy who just happens to shoot heroes,” the subjects in The Crossfitters deliver the ferocity and beauty of the phenomenal human body in motion.
The Color Run more resembles a Hindu Holi celebration than a 5k fun run. “It’s not about the run,” said Erika Schultz. “I think it’s about being a human canvas. Your body becomes art. You become art, a big impressionistic human painting.”
Riders racing ostriches is a common sport in Africa. It’s still not exactly clear how it arrived in Virginia City, Nevada, famed home of TV western “Bonanza.”
Humans are weird indeed. There is much beautiful evidence of this in Portland-based photographer Sol Neelman’s Weird Sports 2, his hilarious second volume of pictures of oddball sports events.