This is the first set in a series of photographs that aims to capture age-old professions that are no longer popular or are dying out through technological advances.
Hand engraver Terry Campbell has been working in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham UK for the last 40 years. He stumbled upon hand engraving when he left his job with “Cadbury’s” a chocolate manufacturer in the Midlands UK on the advice of a friend who had just landed a job engraving.
Terry initially worked with 30 other engravers in the 70’s, over the next 20 years engravers left without being replaced, others left due to redundancy until Terry found himself to be the last engraver standing.
The company folded and the time was now right for Terry to make the bold move and go alone as a self-employed hand engraver.
Terry engraves by hand all manner of jewellery, trophies, medals and plaques. Each item engraved has a sentiment, a memory that is priceless to the owner and so beautifully delivered by Terry Campbell
I hope you enjoy the photographs below and to see more of my work please visit http://www.vandalredlabel.co.uk where you can see my portfolio, personal project images and travel images.