In a photo class this semester I am learning analogue black and white photography and decided I want to take photos with the large format camera. The sinar, as it’s called, is especially good for industrial photography which I am also really interested in — a perfect match.

I photographed on the premises of a recycling plant because especially the compacted garbage dice make for interesting images and offer a look behind the scenes.

I didn’t want to photograph just anything and many people probably have never seen inside a recycling center. These photos are supposed to make the mundane and slightly unsightly feel aesthetic and unique. Similarly we should we strive to see the beauty in the small things we encounter every day.

After taking and developing the negatives myself, the next step is enlarging them, which is by far the most time consuming one but also the most rewarding one when the photos are finally on paper.