Posts Tagged ‘Angel Fire’

Shovel racing on Element.ly

Snow shovel racing world championships in Angel Fire New Mexico. (Steven St John)

My images and words from the annual Shovel Race Championships are now on Element.ly  Thanks to Sol Neelman for giving me an good excuse to go, and to Jakob Schiller and everyone at Element.ly for giving this work another run – check it out now: http://element.ly/2015/02/shovel-faster-shovel/

 

 

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St. John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

Snow shovel racing in Angel Fire New Mexico on Feb. 11, 2012. (Steven St John)

What can I say about people who race down a mountain at over 70 MPH on only a shovel that hasn’t already been said? It’s insane, and I mean that in the best possible way.

I didn’t hesitate for even a second when the opportunity came up to jump in my car at 4 am on a Saturday and drive to Angel Fire with the king of weird sport photography Sol Neelman.  Sol’s energy is infectious, and his book Weird Sports is due to hit the shelves here in the USA in June. I already have my copy and it is wonderful, one of the few photo books I own that I can show to anyone and they all love it. You should buy it too.

I’ll have more from the breaking bad tour of Burque with Sol & Jakob in a future post.