(Hand)Made Hamilton

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In an age dominated by technology and automation, where AI, self-driving cars, and robotic systems have become commonplace, (Hand)Made Hamilton poses a thought-provoking question: Can machines truly replace the artistry and skill of human hands? This book shines a light on the enduring value of artisans who practice traditional and non-mechanized trades.

(Hand)Made Hamilton encompasses a wide spectrum of artisans, from barbers and tattoo artists to butchers, bakers, goldsmiths, and carpenters. These individuals possess a deep-rooted passion for their craft and embrace a hands-on approach that allows them to create unique and exceptional work. By showcasing their talents and dedication, this book aims to foster an appreciation for their artistry and inspire others to embrace the power of their own hands. (Hand)Made Hamilton serves as both a visual feast and a testament to the irreplaceable value of human creativity and the role it plays in shaping our communities. Through his lens, Pettigrew brings the stories of these artisans to life, illuminating their passion, dedication, and the profound impact they have on Hamilton’s cultural fabric.

(Hand)Made Hamilton is not just a book; it is a celebration of the city of Hamilton and the artisans who infuse their craft with soul and preserve the heritage of traditional trades. It serves as a reminder that amidst a rapidly evolving world, there will always be a place for those who embrace the power of their hands and channel their creativity through their chosen art form.

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Ian Pettigrew
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