What do you get when you mix 1920’s fashion, prohibition-era cocktails, Michael Arenella & his Dreamland Orchestra and plenty of razzle dazzle? A classic summer weekend spent on Governor’s Island.
The Penumbra Tintype Studio was thrilled to be a part of this years Jazz Age Lawn Party, capturing portraits of the fashionable guests. We had a great team working our portable tintype booth and wandering the VIP area capturing some behind the scenes moments and portraits in instant film.
If you happened to miss the June celebration, don’t worry, there is an encore party on August 17-18. We look forward to seeing you there!
Here are some of our memorable moments from that weekend.
Behind the Scenes and Portraits from the Portable Tintype Studio:
Instant Portraits from the VIP Area:
These portraits were taken with a1920’s Graflex Series D 3.25x4.25 Single Lens Reflex large format camera. Two cameras were used, one for color and one for B&W. The cameras were specially modified so that special lenses could be mounted on them. The two lenses used were a Cooke Series O Opic 8” 203mm f2 lens and a Carl Zeiss Biotessar 16.5cm f2.8. The film used was Fuji Instant Polaroid type film.
Check back in a few days - we are going to share a few portraits of notable folks who we had the pleasure of photographing at the event!