The photographs in this book chart the daily rituals of 24 refuse collectors as they go about their business. We placed the bottles in front of our view camera and released the shutter at the moment someone picked it up.

*Winner of the 2007 Prix du Livre for Best Contemporary Photobook*

Empty Bottles (first edition)

  • Publisher: Self published in association with Veenman Publishers

    Text: Hans Moleman and Floris-Jan van Luyn

    Design: Kummer & Herrman

    Edition: 800 copies

    Size: 24 × 31,5 cm

    Softcover, 64 pages

    May 2007

© 2019 Ruben Lundgren

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