Been a little while since I’ve added an entry to my blog. I’ve been busy helping lead some modeling photo workshops and working on growing a headshot business. So if anyone needs headshots, let me know. I’ll post some of my work in that area shortly.
Last week the 11th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party was held on Governor’s Island, a 5-minute ferry ride from lower Manhattan. This Prohibition-inspired gathering attracts now thousands of people, many in period dress from the ’20s, ’30s & ’40s.
Here are a few images from last week’s event. More can be seen on my website: http://www.rzfimages.com/2016-Photos/Jazz-Age-Lawn-Party-16/
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Photographing at the Jazz Age Lawn Party is like shooting on a studio set for a period production. A vast majority of attendees to this ’20s event are dressed up in some great flapper and other period clothing at this festival on Governor’s Island, a 5 minute ferry ride from Manhattan. There were two stages where bands played swing and jazz and plenty of room for dancing.
Here are several images I made this past weekend, with more on my website.
If you weren’t able to come out this weekend, the Jazz Age Lawn Party is gearing up again on August 15 & 16.
All photos © 2015 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site or my website may be used without written permission.
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Tagged Governor's Island, Jazz Age Lawn Party, Jazz band, Jazz Party, Michael Arenella Jazz Band, New York City, period clothing, Photography, Swing Band, Swing Dancing
The ferry ride from Lower Manhattan to Governor’s Island took five minutes, but it transported me back some 96 years into the Roaring 20’s.
The Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party is held two weekends each summer over the past nine years and takes New Yorkers back to the age of big band jazz, the Charleston, Lindy and the Peabody; women in flapper dresses, men in seersucker, straw hats and suspenders. And most of all a fun time for all.
Many attendees came dressed to the nines in period costume, while others took in the fun, yesteryear atmosphere.
Here are some images from this weekend’s event. More can be seen on my website.
If you find yourself in any of these pictures here or on my website, please contact me for information on how to acquire a copy for personal use.
All photos © 2014 RZF Images, all rights reserved. Neither these nor other images on this site may be used without written permission.