Film News: The Hillvale Cube


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Film News: The Hillvale Cube
How cool is this? When I first saw it I couldn’t tell what it was until I saw the telltale signs of film canisters. Hillvale Photo in Melbourne has been very busy indeed. So busy that they crushed up 50,000 empty canisters and turned it into a work of art.

Presenting Cubes by Hillvale Photo. On the 2nd of May, 2016, Hillvale developed their 50,000th roll of film since opening. Follow the link @hillvalephoto or to watch the process of what Hillvale did with 50,000 empty film canisters.

This is 50,000 film canisters crushed into cubes.
This is a dedication to all of you who have used Hillvale. Hillvale started with an inherited machine with the aim to offer a more affordable, relevant and community focused photo lab service. Without you, Hillvale wouldn’t be able to continue developing film and improving their service everyday. Hillvale strive to give you the best outcome they can through your comments, acknowledgements and criticism. Here’s to the next 50,000.

In case you didn’t know, Hillvale Photo is a friendly little lab with some really passionate staff. They have been nice enough to send me some pictures of the store. I will definitely have to put this on my places to visit list. If you are in Melbourne then you should definitely hit them up.

Congratulations on the 50,000 rolls guys. Here’s looking forward to the next sculpture.


5 comments on “Film News: The Hillvale Cube”

    Eric February 15, 2017 at 7:03 am / Reply

    Great. Very great.

    J. Paul Hunter February 15, 2017 at 8:11 am / Reply

    They’re a terrific lab — I really can’t recommend them highly enough. Their work is of a consistently high quality, they’re heavily involved in the local photography community, and they’re great to deal with. Film has seen a huge resurgence in Melbourne over the past few years, and I’d say Hillvale has had a lot to do with that — I know they were a huge factor in my decision to return to shooting 100% film.

    Jason February 16, 2017 at 6:35 am / Reply

    Great to see – I have been using Hillvale for about 18 months now after trying many labs and having varying degrees of issues.

    It’s a shame I have to send my rolls 1700km from Brisbane to Melbourne to have them developed but it is nice to know they will be done properly and on time.

    Congrats Hillvale!

    Brent February 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm / Reply

    I love these guys – they always do an amazing job and they’re great to deal with.

    I reckon about 50 of those little canisters are mine – sadly, the canisters are now more arty than my photographs.

    Interesting to see how much Kodak Ultramax people are burning through.

    A. Pruijmboom February 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm / Reply

    Thanks for letting me know about these guys, I’ll have to check them out as they’re around the corner from one of partners places

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