The Vintage Life

Every year I photograph Michael Arenella, the band leader of the absolutely aptly named Dreamland Orchestra and every year I am much too intimidated by him to even say a word to him.

He always looks so well put together and his suits are so well pressed and all the rest of it and I’m there in my melted shoes taking his photo from far away, just desperately trying to get the correct angle on him.

The guy is a real showman and the songs he picks every year give the party this wonderful atmosphere that I’m not sure any other party would have if the band leader weren’t quite so great.

Here he is, the main attraction:
new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 michael aranella

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 1

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 2

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 3

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 4

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 5

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 6

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 7

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 8

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 9

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 10

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 11

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 12

new york city governor's island jazz age lawn party august 16 party people michael aranella 13

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