7 famous people who have made hobbies their profession
“Do what you like and you will never have to work” is a truth that remains beyond time and location. Someone thinks it is unattainable, and someone made her his life credo and adheres to this position, enjoying every day. How to decide on risk and start making money on your hobby? The first step: to be inspired by the stories of popular personalities and partially adopt their experience.
The road from Manchester to London has become crucial for the writer. It was then that she had the idea of a story about a young wizard, which years later brought her world fame and recognition. Rowling always liked literary activity, but she never took it seriously. However, during the seven years after that trip, many tragic events happened in the life of Joan, at that time secretary-translator. In the wake of all the experiences, she got inspiration, and she began to transfer her plan to paper. Further developments do not need to be presented. Today, Rowling is a popular British writer, screenwriter and director, and her Harry Potter is a favorite hero of millions of people on the planet.
The young calligrofuturist Arseny Pyzhenkov, known under the creative pseudonym Pokras Lampas, is in demand all over the world. His works excite the consciousness of representatives of all generations. Some express a negative opinion, others sincerely admire his paintings, others become infected with calligraphy and begin to work in this direction. Arseny, meanwhile, collaborates with Russian and Western brands, turning advertising into a work of art, and also participates in non-profit underground projects. The main rule of the artist: to work until the last sweat and never give up. It would seem simple words, but this is precisely what young talented people often neglect. Further, as Pokras admits in his interviews, it is up to branding. It is important to present yourself and your work as something unique, to create a new format. Only then will a hobby begin to bring not only pleasure, but also profit.
The most famous industrialist of the twentieth century and the founder of the Ford plant began with the position of a simple mechanic in a small production. In his free time, he designed his own car. So he created the first vehicle. Today, a rare person can say that he does not know Ford cars. Henry was not only distinguished by great tenacity and brilliant mentality. He also became a vivid example of the fact that the activity should be aimed directly at the target audience and have a key intent. His client was the middle class, and the idea was the wording: everyone should have a car. It was this idea that he turned into reality, having gone from a mechanic to a great inventor.
The founder of one of the leading Russian brands of youth clothing has been looking for himself for a long time and has tried many areas of activity. This architecture, and photography, and camera work on the 2×2 channel. There was a time when today’s designer made his living as a waiter. But even in this period of time, he never stopped developing. Its main rule: surround yourself with talented people who inspire. At the time of the crisis in Russia, he caught the mood of his generation. In this wave there was sadness, longing and some kind of romanticism, inherent exclusively to the Russian soul. All this was reflected in his clothes. Today, Youth T-shirts have become iconic, and the master of his craft continues to expand the network of stores. As Volchok recently reported, at the turn of the 30-year mark, he found and, importantly, understood himself. It is not difficult to guess what caused this.
One of the most talented American poets was originally a school teacher. But the craving for the art of versification has been in his heart since early childhood, and he printed the first poems in his youth. In the future, he was waiting not only for avoiding teaching, but also for the obstacles to success in poetry. Only by the age of forty his works found their publisher. In the work of Frost, you can see a curious outline: his lyrical hero is simple, but deep feelings and a philosophical plan are hidden in his inner world. All this is a reflection of the poet’s life. An educated man with remarkable talent spent many years on the farm doing farm work. He was able to carry all this through life and present it in a lyrical format.
The ironic “Lascivious California” and atmospheric “X-Files” would not be so if not for Spiritual. Few know that in his youth he wanted to become a writer and for this he studied literature in college. The idea of going to acting classes was spontaneous. What he began to receive in the classroom captured the soul and consciousness of the student. The game turned into a favorite hobby, which gradually grew into a professional activity of David.