Spending time with the Carpenter, Daniel E Hester
Yes, I use the word MAKE instead of BUILD because Daniel turned many pieces of wood into a beautiful desk.
I came to Daniel's studio today to get pictures of him working on wood stuff.
I know Daniel for a good time from Summit Climbing gym. We used to lead-climb with Benjamin. It was so much fun climbing with these people. We pushed each others very hard in climbing. We needed for lead-climbing though.
Daniel made a big decision in his life. He left his job and pursued his dream.
Daniel told me long time ago about this idea. He could stay and work very well at this old job. He had great colleagues. He just did not want to work on this job for the rest of his life.
He loves designs and make stuff.
"I want to design everything." That's what he said.
Leaving a job is tough, but telling people that you have no job is tougher. People will ask you the reason, what is your future plan, what you are doing now, etc.
I'm also in pretty much the same situation as Daniel.
People do not think wedding photographer can be a full time job. Photography is a hobby.
Watch me. Let me prove y'all.
I got to Daniel parents' house in the afternoon. Judy, Daniel's mom, was very sweet. She gave me a sandwich because I was hungry.
We headed to Daniel's studio right after I finished eating. Today work was to shoot his life style at the studio and also final product, the Pecan wood desk.
Daniel learned about carpentry when he was in high school. He loves to design and create stuff.
I've learned many things about his works. Being a carpenter is not easy. He has to be very precise, patience, and very detail.
A desk could take a week or two for making it.
We also talked about building a business.
"The desk I made is going to be very high quality and clients can assemble by themselves at home." Daniel
Carpentry is a skill to create good product. Business is business. You need to good in both skill to be successful.
Running a business is not easy. I'm a photographer, an accountant, a marketer, a mail man, and etc. I have to be in those hats until I could afford to pay other people to do those jobs.
Daniel is also creating his own website. It's coming very soon.
Please contact Daniel if y'all are interested in his product.