Hamburg’s Trashcam Project

Posted by Ian on Apr 21, 2012 in blog

Hamburg´s garbagemen create portraits of their city in the Trashcam Project – with their garbage containers. Standard 1.100 litre containers are transformed to giant pinhole cameras. With these cameras the binmen take pictures of their favourite places to show the beauty and the changes of the city they keep clean every day.

The Trashcam Project was developed by Christoph Blaschke, Mirko Derpmann, Scholz Friends Berlin and the Hamburg sanitation department. Special thanks to Hamburg based photographer Matthias Hewing ( for his professional advice and the challenging lab work with the giant negatives.

See images from the project here:

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