The photographs in Empty Bottles chart the daily rituals of 24 refuse collectors as they go about their business.
Each picture captures the extraordinary combination of roles played out by the men and women part scavenger, part collector and part cleaner.
Set against the backdrops of Beijing and Shanghai theres a significant lack of deprivation to the characters and a profound sense of purpose to their business. As a collection the book offers an insight into Chinas rudimentary social services, which otherwise dont exist or go unchronicled. (Wallpaper Magazine)