BY: MATTHEW CHIN
After nearly five years of working an office job in finance, Matt Hein quit and moved to Oslo, Norway.
At 26, Hein realized there should be more to life than biting his nails in commuter traffic and wasting away in a cubicle.
“It’s a competition of who can just sit at their desk wasting their life for the most time and that is not a way to live your life. You end up living for the weekend and then on weekends you basically just drink to forget about what your working life has become,” Hein says.
“Portrait of a Dogwalker,” was made by Fredrik Harper, a 21-year-old Norwegian filmmaker. Harper documents the story of Hein’s life from leaving his job in London, to following the heels of his Norwegian lover to her homeland where he combined his two passions: nature and dogs.
“My passion for dogs was there and my passion for nature after growing up around it was evident, and I decided there was definitely a market for a dog walking company here in Oslo,” Hein said.
His company, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” is where Hein takes the dogs on walks through forests and parks in the Oslo area.
“I basically get paid to be an adventurer and hang out with dogs,” he says in the video. “I have absolutely no regrets about quitting finance.”