© John O’Brien
When I was asked to recall a memory about Daniel I really struggled to decide on one thing that I remember him by: his friendship, his commitment, passion and energy for the global leather community, how he supported new clubs, created connections between people or how his generous and kind spirit helped many of us become part of the leather family. But in the end, I kept coming back to the one thing I picture in my mind’s eye when I think of him, and that’s laughter. He took an irreverent joy with him everywhere he went, his close-to-the-bone, clever wit could always be guaranteed to bring the house down with whoever he was with. I lost track of the times I had to say to him ‘I can’t believe you just said that!’ whilst simultaneously mopping up the beer I’d laughed down my nose a few seconds before. It is that clever, boundless humour that I think defined him, and it is the thing that I will miss of my friend most of all.