German Garbage Men Channel Their Inner Creativity By Turning Dumpsters Into Cameras

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A group of four garbage men in Hamburg decided to add some creativity into their daily job by turning what most people see as disgusting, the typical dumpster, into a medium for beautiful artwork. 1,000 garbage dumpsters were modded to integrate pinhole cameras that would produce stunning black and white photography of their favorite spots throughout the city of Hamburg. In a matter of 6 minutes to an hour, the tiny camera would produce the one of a kind artistic photo.

Due to the rudimentary nature of this type of camera, which requires a strong understanding of light and focus, a professional photographer was assigned the task of making sure the cameras were set up properly. While the photographer helped with the technical aspects, the garbage men were in full control of the artistic vision of the project. Check out some photos below and click the source link to see the full collection.


Source: Trashcam Project
Photos by Trashcam Project via Flickr

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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