There's only one man left in Britain who knows how to make a glass eye. And he does it with such care, such intensity, and such skill, that after watching him work you'll understand why he's a man apart.

Glass eye makers like Jost Haas are a vanishing breed, as more practical and less expensive alternatives come take precedent. But as Ben Todd captures on 16mm film in this short documentary, theirs is a profession as much about service as it is about artisanship—no matter how icky icky the final destination. [Curiosity Counts via Brain Picker]