LIFE IS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF by Catlin Williams

 

As true as the magnet on the toolbox reads... the founders of make717 harnessed their skills and passions to create Lancaster City, Pennsylvania's first maker's space, entirely from the ground-up.

And what is a maker's space? It is a place for hobbyists, budding professionals, and retirees to meet, collaborate, and educate each other in a fun, informal setting. Membership to the organization includes access to the make717 Innovation Center, a wide variety of tools and equipment, and most importantly its members to collaborate and share their expertise in each of their respective trades. make717 focuses on engineering, mechanics, science, technology and art.

I had the pleasure of getting to know make717's inspired founders and exploring their newly established site in the spring of 2015 while interviewing and photographing for Inside Lancaster. Here are some of the outtakes from our visit.

All Photographs taken for Inside Lancaster, Vol. 1; produced by Digital Storm Publishing (a division of Alpha Dog Advertising)

OUTDOOR ADVENTURING w/ BRANDON + KAYLA by Catlin Williams

Meet Brandon + Kayla; lovers of the outdoors, fishing, and goofiness <3

We spent an afternoon adventuring in the woods; Brandon driving his beloved Toyota Tacoma while Kayla and I rode in the back with the hatch down. A tight grip was needed to stay on board on the bumpy dirt "roads", but the view out was well worth the danger. We spent time at one of their favorite fishing holes, where Brandon was lucky enough to catch one! When we stopped by the train tracks, we were pleasantly surprised to catch a train actually passing through.

I hope you enjoy taking a look at our adventure!