Photos by Aaron Wojack

What does pigeon racing look like up close and personal? Well, we already sort of know, but now Brooklynite photographer Aaron Wojack has documented the subculture in still photographs. Check out all of his pictures here, and Animal offers up this amazing quote from pigeon-racer Mike Tyson:

One morning I woke up and found my favorite pigeon, Julius, had died. I was devastated and was gonna use his crate as my stickball bat to honor him. I left the crate on my stoop and went in to get something and I returned to see the sanitation man put the crate into the crusher. I rushed him and caught him flush on the temple with a titanic right hand and he was out cold, convulsing on the floor like an infantile retard.

[Insert blank stare.] Yeah, so, here's a tour of his pigeon coop in Harlem: