The Trashcam Project

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 25 2012 @ 5:14pm


German sanitation workers get creative:

A group of garbage men in Hamburg have figured out a way to combine their love of photography with their work of hauling trash, turning large dumpsters into giant pinhole cameras to photograph their city. The dumpsters are converted by drilling tiny holes into the fronts and then hanging large sheets of photo paper inside.

More photos here.

(Photo: The old church in Hamburg Altenwerder photographed with a garbage container by Hans-Peter Strahl, Christoph Blaschke and Mirko Derpmann. Shot on a 106×80 cm sheet of ilford multigrade with 45 minutes exposure time. By the Trashcam Project on Flickr)