J Campbell Harper Ltd



Early Days

This was the commercial side of the business, founded by J Campbell Harper.  The company's reputation was founded on portraiture, but also  carried out other types of commercial photography.

Many of Edinburgh's photographers came from Drummond Young and other studios to the Campbell Harper studio for a few years during their training.  This gave them exposure to many aspects of commercial photography.    [Anne Campbell]


Leith Walk Premises

Thank you to Ron Saunders, Penn, Buckinghamshire, England,  for telling me of his grandfather, John Bremner (1887-1945), who worked as a photographer for J Campbell Harper of Leith Walk for most of his working life.

John Bremner as a Young Man

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ron Saunders

John has asked if anybody has any information on  his grandfather, Ron Saunders or on other early Campbell Harper employees.  If you can help, please e-mail me so that I can pass on details to Ron.

Thank you.


Types of Photography

Here is an advert from the 1960sfor Campbell Harper Ltd:

Commercial, Advertising,

 Architecture, Industrial, Research 


Wedding Photography


Developing and Printing

J Campbell Harper

J Campbell Harper  -   Developing and Printing wallet  -  Outside


J Campbell Harper  -  Developing and Printing wallet  -  Inside



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