FP4 Party: Best of December 2016
Welcome to the best of #FP4Party December 2016!
This (near) penultimate update for #FP4Party 2016 brings with it a slight melancholy. All good things must some to en end, albeit temporarily in this case. When the idea for FP4P was hatched towards the end of 2016, it was envisaged as a celebration of all things Ilford FP4+ and celebrate we did.
The past four months have been astounding to say the least. We’ve seen new film photographers try FP4+ for the first time and old hands — who moved onto other stocks — pick up FP4+ for the first time in years and discover a new love for the film. More so, we’ve seen #FP4Party demonstrate the power of focus and what happens when you really get to know a particular film stock.
The work shared by you all using the #FP4Party hashtag has consistently grown in both size and more importantly, quality. The progression of work posted each month is something that was wholly unexpected when we got together and hatched the idea for the first party.
I know that I’m not the only one left gobsmacked during each #PostWeek.
First and foremost, the main purpose of this article is to showcase the “Best of” from December 2016 and to gather your votes. We also want to let you officially know that #FP4Party will be taking a break for a few months.
Sad as it is, it will be back – you can count on that. There will be another film taking FP4’s place very soon, so please stay tuned for updates over the coming couple of weeks.
Let’s just say that you’ll have a bit more flexibility for the next event.
Talk of what’s to come aside, this article is all about celebrating what was #FP4Party December 2016 and crowning the community’s final winner of the 2016 season. As with FP4 Party September, October and November 2016, we need your help making the selection for your favorite photograph for the month.
We had 320 entries for December 2016’s post week – a record. As with November’s #FP4Party, judging was incredibly tough, especially so considering that the submissions didn’t let up even though December’s party fell over Christmas.
Taking a slight deviation from the previous parties, we’ve shortlisted four entries for each day of the final post week for 2016.
Day one – 19 December 2016
Ashley B Williams - @Grumpyfck
First image covers the weeks general conditions! Foggy sunset. Exp FP4 (1991) El 64. Yashi 124G
Brian Miner - @BDMphoto
Jumping in on the #FP4Party #PostWeek I might spend too much time on #KCMO Union station. Festive lights, star filter. #longexposure
Martina – @moerkrum
I had a very experimental @FP4Party this month. #fp4party #ilford #believeinfilm #holgacamera #lomography
Grant Meyer – @grantmeyerphoto
Guess it’s time for my #PostWeek entry into the @FP4Party . A fitting wintry scene for this time of year! #FP4Party #believeinfilm
Day two – 20 December 2016
Barnaby Nutt – @BarnabyNutt
Head, shoulders, knees & toes knees & toes, heads, shoulders, knees & toes, knees & toes, & eyes & ears & mouth & ____ #FP4Party #MoreEmily
Rachel Brehm – @incasino_out
@FP4Party #FP4Party #analog #PostWeek #believeinfilm #YashicaMat124G #ilfordfilm #filmisnotdead @smokeytorches
Victoria J Hart – @vickyjphotos
#FP4Party Tower Bridge, Sacramento with the Kodak Duaflex IV, D76 stock.
Alun B. Beardsley – @AlunBeard
Two of three for #FP4Party #PostWeek – River Trent, Derby. Echoflex TLR, FP4+ at 1600. #believeinfilm #istillshootfilm
Day three – 21 December 2016
David S Allen – @DBloomsday
I’m obsessed with shooting FP4+ at 500 ISO. Any good #fp4party needs a little pushing! @FP4Party
Andrew Bartram – @Warboyssnapper
Another #FP4Party #PostWeek hand held job on the #Pentax6X7 at 1/30th Ilford ID111+1 8.5 minutes @FP4Party #believeinfilm
Rui da Silva – @ryusilva
What’s a #FP4Party without a smile? (even if it’s a blurry one) 😛 @ILFORDPhoto @EMULSIVEfilm @FP4Party #yashicaelectro35 #Postweek #35mm
Antonio F – @iamtheregulator
Gozzo a Taranto @FP4Party Day 3 @EMULSIVEfilm @ILFORDPhoto #FP4Party #nikon #puglia #salento #italy
Day four – 22 December 2016
Kevin Collins – @KevinCollins00
Fourth and final post for the December #FP4Party @FP4Party “Handful of Parade Candy”.
Tim Dobbs - @timdobbsphoto
“Shallow Dof” … F100 & 105mm f2.8 macro … stuck indoors for the #fp4party @ILFORDPhoto #believeinfilm @EMULSIVEfilm
Dave Mackay – @DaveMackay17
Just remembered it’s @FP4Party #postweek Had one day in Tanzania that was in shoot week. Saved my roll of #fp4 for that day. First up, Peter
Andrea – @actakesphotos
My first ever #FP4party post… from one of my favorite places on earth so far.…
Day five – 23 December 2016
Lilly Schwartz – @blaurebell
winter sun – Leica M6, Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1. #FP4Party @ILFORDPhoto @FP4Party @leica_camera
Monika – @DrMarsRover
@ILFORDPhoto FP4+ @ 400, Bronica SQ-A #FP4Party @FP4Party @EMULSIVEfilm #believeinfilm
Gregory Antikian – @GregAntikian
Digging the Russian gem ! Lubitel 2 , #fp4 at 400. #fp4party #shootweek #ilford #ilfordphoto #believeinfilm
Stig – @Stig_Ofthedump
Winter sun going down at Parkgate,if you squint you can just see my dog in the shadows #FP4Party #believeinfilm @EMULSIVEfilm @ILFORDPhoto
Day six – 24 December 2016
Craig Pindell – @cpindell1
Turn To Jesus Andrews South @Discover_SC @Hasselblad 500cm 50mm Orange Filter @ILFORDPhoto DD-X 1:6 The rain held off just long enough
Takgyver – @takgyver01
Youth Empowerment – FP4+ at 400 in HC110/Rodinal/water 4/5/500, Lubitel-2 #FP4Party
Maite Pons – @PonsMaite
Am I late to the party? My scans arrived today and this is my favorite! #FP4Party #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead
Alun B. Beardsley – @AlunBeard
Final Dec image. Echoflex TLR, FP4+ at 1600. Leicester. Happy Christmas everyone, and thanks for making #FP4Party such fun! #believeinfilm
Day seven – 25 December 2016
Steve@ロッテのゴールデンイヤー！ – @lovelovemarines
Just 2.5 hours left in #FP4Party #postweek !
Merry Christmas, everyone! @FP4Party
erik – @ClickErik
A river runs through it. On this day hoping everyone makes it home, in your hearts if not in life. Happy Holidays. #FP4Party @EMULSIVEfilm
Pierluigi Tolu – @pierluigi_tolu
Who Goes & Who Stays – Shoot #7 for #PostWeek #FP4Party #believeinfilm
Nikon FM2n – Nikkor 60mm micro – FP4+ – R09
Marry Christmas you all!
Richard Pickup – @richard_pickup
Merry Christmas Everybody
St Mary’s Lichfield, FP4+ film
#merrychristmas #FP4Party @EMULSIVEfilm @FP4Party #500pxrtg #lichfield
And there we go, 28 photographs from the month that was #FP4Party December 2016.
Please be sure to let us know which one amongst all these is your favorite using the form below.
If you would rather use an alternative method to submit your vote, please leave a note in the comments below!
It’s over to you…