Hamburg´s garbagemen portrait 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.

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  • Fly Eyes 2 by Ahmed Mustafa © ⁞ Pнστσɢяαρнy
  • Aydın by Ahmed Mustafa © ⁞ Pнστσɢяαρнy
  • Full Moon by Ahmed Mustafa © ⁞ Pнστσɢяαρнy
  • IRAQI Tea by Ahmed Mustafa © ⁞ Pнστσɢяαρнy
  •  by Jon. Ellis

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  • Glen Coe by masamonster
  • ...325 by Manfred Schmidt

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April 2012
Scholz & Friends