This project is part of an ongoing documentation of swing-era motivated gatherings throughout New York City. The photographs shown are a glimpse into the world of the music and dancing that flourished in the times of prohibition and the Depression. A phenomenon that brought people together then and is making it’s come back now. The images provide a connection between the viewer and the emotions of the participants, almost as if they went back in time to experience it themselves. The project was taken in many establishments throughout the city, seeking places where people escaped their hectic surroundings and slipped back into the sounds and styles of a bygone era. Attendees ranging from the young to the old, dressed for the part, letting go and having fun.
August 19, 2015