The Naked Handstander, ever herd of him? no?! well you should, he is totally cool, and original and, well.. naked in many farmhouse and beautiful places like Trolltunga, which is also has it’s own post here on Amazing Places on Earth.
Yo can visit The Naked Handstander’s website here, (or his Facebook page or his twitter or his instagram… yes, The Naked Handstander is very social) OR – read this exclusive interview with the mysterious (and really cool) Naked Handstander:
How did it all begin?
It all started back in 2009 on a black pebble beach in Vik, Iceland. The natural scenery was amazing and I was in the company of my then girlfriend. I’m not exactly sure what triggered the first naked handstand, it just came naturally.
What message do you want to convey?
I decide to do this to raise awareness of planned obsolescence it I don’t think many people understand what it is nor understand how seriously it effects the world we live in. It’s not a topic you hear about at all, but you can see it in practice daily anywhere in the world, from disposable coffee cups to iPhones, it’s everywhere. Most people don’t realise that company’s actually design and manufacture products so that they have a deliberate short lifespan. The result of this is the consumer then has to go and repurchase that product again and again. The adverse side effect of this consumption loop is that we are using up the worlds resources and turning our planet into a pile of used products. We need to design and produce products that are harmonious with nature which we humans we are apart of. We definitely need to have more sustainable closed loop design and manufacturing.
These days people have such short attention spans, so I figured that if I could so something slightly out there (like naked handstands) and capture their attention, then I could use that moment to promote the cause. The aim of these naked handstands is to get people thinking about planned obsolescence and it’s impact on the world and then go and do something about it.
The Naked Handstander at Ayers-Rock , Australia:
Have you ever been arrested for it ?
Well no one has ever said to me ‘you’re under arrest’ nor have I been handcuffed, so not really. However, I have met some friendly dutch police, who gave me a warning and let me go. I also met some undercover Italian police who gave me a ride in their police car.
Were there places you did not do the Naked Handstand because someone didn’t let you?
No, thankfully 🙂 I don’t ask for permission.
One more thing to tell the world?
I want to get consumers & manufacturers thinking about ways ways they can work in harmony with nature rather than treating the earth like it is disposable.
Thank you for this interview the amazing Naked Handstander!