When Australia-based independent photo lab Hillvale developed its 50,000th film roll since the lab opened in 2013, they decided to commemorate the unlocked milestone with a bit of recycled sculpture.
Instead of throwing away the old film canisters (which would be very bad for the environment!), they decided to crush their stockpile of empty canisters into cubes. The 50,000 rolls have produced between 1.2 million and 1.8 million photographs.
To do this, the lab de-spooled the canisters first -- 30 volunteers against 50,0000 rolls. After de-spooling, the lab have put these rolls onto a 200-ton industrial hydraulic compactor. Three cubes made out of the films were made, with each weighing 304 kg. (670 lbs), containing 17,000 canisters.
Watch this video and see how the project "Cubes" was made.
Preview image was taken from the video.