Jun 26, 2012

Governors Island | Jazz Age Lawn Fest

A few weekends ago, we boarded the Governors Island ferry to get a little taste of the Jazz Age. The festival features live music, some dance instruction, and tons of dance, not to mention it is quite the sartorial feast for the eyes. Bill Cunningham was there, in his blue jacket of course, grinning and shooting the whole time. I brought my Contax along for the ride - it isn't easy manually focusing on dancers, but I managed to get a few in. All shot on Portra 160. (Love the girl's dress in the 7th row down!)


Maybe some day, I can finally out grow my three left feet and learn how to do some of those dances... but I'm not counting on it. :P

50 comments :

  1. Great images, Alice. And, so cool that you got a shot of Bill Cunningham in action!

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  2. You make the manual focus look like a piece of cake! Wow!

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  3. these pictures are so absolutely STUNNING! :D
    i never heard of that festival, but i'd love to go there one day... all those guys and girls in that awesome clothes *sigh*

    have a nice day and lots of greetings from over here
    salma

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  4. That one of the old man taking a photograph makes me really happy. I love it! :)

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  5. Beautiful photos as always. What a lovely looking day! x

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  6. Yeah, that's pretty impressive manually focusing on dancers! And that's awesome that Bill was there!!! It's my goal in life to see him someday.

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  7. I think this might be one of my favorite sets you have done. Bringing an era back to life. Wonderful job.

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  8. I am so glad to have stumbled upon your blog! Amazing photographs :)

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  9. This era is my favorite. Love the style, the culture, everyhting. Lovely pictures!

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  10. This looks amazing and just so impressed that these are film. You have skills lady.

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  11. ahhh, so gorgeous! Would love to have attended this event. :)

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  12. Beyond amazing, and Bill!! I want to go to this next year :) Hope you had fun. Your pictures sure did look like it.

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  13. Lovely photos! And Bill Cunningham is my hero! Did you get to talk with him at all?

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  14. everybody looks so charming! i wouldn't know where to look first. the green dress in the last shots is beautiful!

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  15. The shot of the old man in the blue suit KILLED me. So cute, SO GOOD.

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  16. Bill Cunningham! These are great.

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  17. Love these. And Bill Cunningham! I've been meaning to watch Bill Cunningham New York forever...

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  18. The girl and her green dress in the last row. Stunner!

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  19. Great atmosphere, your pictures are really telling the story!

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  20. truly wonderful photographs. don't stop taking pictures!

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  21. I love your photos - I finally posted mine this morning from the same event. Truly an amazing day!

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  22. i absolutely love this. everything's so beautiful.

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  23. Going to this is on my list of "Things I want to do soon!" I just love the style, music, everything of that era! Thank you so much for sharing these photos.

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  24. I love seeing things from your perspective. I love how you compose these shots. The colors and skin tone are superb. You even managed to take a shot of Bill Cunningham in action!

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  25. looks like a wonderful festival!

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  26. eep! bill cunningham! i'd be so starstruck. he is just so awesome.

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  27. Bill!!! Oh man Alice, these are so so good...

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  28. I love the feeling of these pics, like everyone has been dropped straight out of a different era. So beautiful and lively

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  29. i so love the 20's! if i had the chance to travel back in time this would be the age! it must have been so glorious and yet so elegant! your photos are so great! i tried portra 160 this week, but i'll be seeing the results later next week! cannot wait!

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  30. So gorgeous ! Love your snapshots on IG, the aesthetic, the food and everything in general
    :)

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  31. that looks so adorable! i need to go one day.

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  32. Lovely photos, did you use flash at all?

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  33. all of these are crazy gorgeous, you and the contax are a match made in heaven. and i feel you, regarding the 3 left feet thing!

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  34. These are really really AMAZING! :D Oh what fun it must have been!! The atmosphere is almost palpable from your photos! And omg what a great shot of Bill Cunningham! XDDD

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