Katharinenfleet Hamburg

The Katharinenfleet in Hamburg photographed with a garbage container by

garbageman Werner Bünning, Christoph Blaschke and Mirko Derpmann. Shot on a 106x80 cm sheet of ilford multigrade with 30 Minutes exposure time.

  • Trashcam Project PRO 3y

    @horacekenneth: funny enough there is no technique at all, at least compared to modern camera standards. Nothing more than a lighttight box (in this case a garbage container), a hole of 0.8 mm diametre (best thing is to buy these somwhere. It is very hard to match the precision of a laser with bare hands) and a piece of film or photopaper. Put the box in the right place. Measure the light (we used an old gossen lightmeter). Calculate the right time according to the diametre of the hole and the din/asa of your paper. Open the hole. Get a coffee and wait. Development is a bit tricky. We did it at the place and with the help of Hamburg based photographer Matthias Hewing who learned all the chemical stuff a few decades ago. Those were developed in three big flower cases as you would use on the balcony. Scanned with a A0 museum scanner made for scanning oilpaintings. Thats basically all it takes.
  • Horace 3y

    Trashcam Project

    wow, in flower cases? it wasn't laid flat, then? was it rolled up like roll film getting developed?
  • donpaolos_fotos 3y

    Interessante Perspektive und spiegelglattes Wasser durch die lange Belichtung. Klasse!
  • Chris Tennyson PRO 3y

    These are really awesome! Where did you get the idea to do this? Most people have never heard of pinhole photography, let alone thinking to use an entire garbage container! I've used old brownie cameras and cereal boxes. Never thought of a garbage container!

    you are amazing :)
  • andersdenkend 3y

    Einfach klasse. :D
  • Woopadydoo 3y

    Beautiful image! Genius way to use garbage bins!!
  • ksa_dya 3y

    We did pinhole photography in Girl Scouts decades ago - very fun to see it on such a grand scale! This one is my favorite
  • Tom PRO 3y

    Glückwunsch für Eure tollen Fotos!!!

    Arbeitsweg und Knipsen paßt doch ;-)
  • Shutterant 3y

    Awesome! Makes me fall in love with film photography once more. :)
  • [K]jacobs PRO 3y

    Simply beautiful! As all the photos of the project.
  • jocelyn hsu 3y

    Wow... absolutely stunning!
  • offline . 3y

    das ist einfach klasse.. so ein tolles Projekt, Idee, Umsetzung und vor allem die Ergebnisse. Ich bin begeistert!
  • kawa geggo 3y

    Die Bilder sind alle absolut unglaublich!
    Ich bin ebenfals sehr begeistert von den Bildern und dem ganzen Propjekt
  • vickyjazz 3y

    I love this picture, the framing, the water and the houses... In fact I love Hamburg since I first knew it las December. And this is a fantastic and creative projetc. Congratulations to all of you.
    I enjoy every one of your pics!

    Vicky (Gran Canaria)
  • richbm 3y

    Great depth of field. I guess a pinhole camera has perfect DoF.
    I love the technical specs too: "Shot with a 1.100 litre dumpster using a 106x80 cm sheet of ilford multigrade with 30 Minutes exposure time." That's one big lens. If you had a tape measure you could also give the focal length. :-)
    Fantastic pics and a great idea!
  • Jell Amore 3y

  • Heloisa Rizzi 3y

    Awesome project! Congrats :D
  • eva. 3y

    this is my favourite!
  • dee8go 3y

    I've always loved the effects of ultra long exposures. The blurring of certain elements juxtaposed with razor-sharp picture elements is somewhat surreal. Very nice photographs!
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