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Trashcam Hamburg

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Industry Public awareness
Media Print, Magazine & Newspaper
Market Germany
Agency Scholz & Friends Berlin
Released May 2012


Epica Awards 2012
Public Relations Public Relations Silver

Credits & Description

Agency (city): Scholz & Friends Berlin
Creative Director(s): Martin Pross, Matthias Spaetgens, Mirko Derpmann, Christoph Blaschke
Copywriter(s): Mirko Derpmann
Art Director(s): Christoph Keller, Sebastian Freese
Photographer(s): Mirko Derpmann, Christoph Blaschke, Roland Wilhelm, Max Soller, Matthias Schroder, Hans-Peter Strahl, Michael Pfohlmann, Hans-Dieter Braatz, Nicole Nordt-Wulf, Peter Hermann Schammer, Wernder Buenning, Bernd Leguttky
Agency Producer(s): Sandro Buschke, Benito Schumacher
Account Manager: Sarah Westphal
Postproduction: Fabian Behrendt
Filmproduction: Mario Jakob, Daniel Klessig
Graphics: Dustin Przibilla

Short explanation
Hamburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The people of Hamburg love culture and fine arts. But they show little respect for the men who keep their city clean.

Our task was to show the people of Hamburg how special their garbagemen are. And how much they care for their city.

So the binmen became artists. We asked them to photograph their favourite places. With their trashcontainers, transformed into oversized pinhole cameras by drilling a hole in the front and putting a giant piece of photographic paper in the back. The pictures were exhibited at the Bucerius Art Forum, one of the most important museums for contemporary art in Germany. The story and the photos were printed in every magazine and newspaper in Germany. Not to mention more than 20 television and radio broadcasts celebrating the binmen artists of the Hamburg waste collection.