Simon Beck used to work producing orienteering maps. He has taken his orienteering skills, a pair of snowshoes, and his love of the outdoors and gone in a totally different direction with them, becoming a “snow artist.” What started as a fun pastime and an outlet for exercise (a foot condition has prevented him continuing with orienteering), has become a way of earning a living.
Personally, I think it is awesome when I find people doing what they love, and getting paid to do it, instead of doing something just to get paid…
Scroll through the images, and if you would like to see more of them or read more about his artwork, check out Simon’s Facebook page.
Icebreaker, the merino wool brand from New Zealand, has partnered with Simon and Protect Our Winters, to create their new “The Art of Nature” product line. The plan is for this to be an ongoing, annual collaboration with different artists with a strong connection to nature in their work. Read more about it in the February 3rd edition of Sporting Goods Business Weekly, or at GearJunkie.