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    Phillip Lehans is an artist and photographer with a background in fine art and photojournalism. Born in Boston, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2002, and the Hallmark Institute of Photography in 2005.
    He is the author of These Hamptons and his work has been published in magazines and news papers such as The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, The New York Times Style Magazine, Vanity Fair, Hamptons Magazine, Hamptons Purist, American Photo, Digital Photo Pro, Dan’s Papers, The East Hampton Star, The Sag Harbor Express, The Southampton Press, The Landmark and Worcester Magazine.
    In addition to his images appearing on the iconic Bay Street Theater poster, his work has been on display at the Massachusetts State House, the Worcester Art Museum and Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY.
    He is available for photography commission work in the Hamptons, New York, Boston and worldwide with a range of services including family portraits, weddings and events, headshots, product, real estate, sports and nearly any photographic need.
    He is also available for one-on-one camera lessons, Photoshop instruction, scanning and photo restoration and digital printing.

Palm Beach Florida, Family Portrait Photography

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, the photo below was taken in Southampton, New York. This time of year, the East End beaches aren’t an optimal location for a family portrait, clambake or vitamin D fix. To this end, I’ve temporarily relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida for the winter and am available for portrait, head shot, commercial, real estate, wedding, event, social media content and nearly any other photography need. If you’re among the fortunate to flee Old Man Winter, please call (508.353.0504) or drop me a line via the “contact” tab.

Family Photo Albums: Analog to Digital, Scanning and Restoration

Friday morning history lesson: Back in the old days, cameras required film and flash cubes. Those 24 mysterious frames would be processed by a person dressed like a hygienist and to wrap this lesson up quickly, those prints are likely now sitting in a box somewhere in a closet along with some disregarded fitness equipment and off-season scented candles. Basic math tells us that decades of taking pictures times “X” number of rolls @ 24 or 36 frames each + Polaroids = a big box of family photos which deserve to see the light of day and be preserved but it’s too overwhelming a task to tackle. So here’s the plan, drop me a line, we can work together to sort through these photos, edit them down, put them in some cohesive, chronological order, and I will scan them and design an album of all your most important family photos. Sound good? This doesn’t have to be scary. We’ve got this!

Pow! Wow! Worcester, MA – Mural Art Festival, Editorial Photography

Back in August my phone rang. What I thought was just going to be a “hey, how’s it going?” check-in from a friend and colleague of mine, turned out to be a referral for one of my favorite gigs in recent memory. Pow! Wow! is a global arts festival which made a stop in my backyard, Worcester, MA. Being a New England boy, (born in Boston,) I was psyched to ditch the beach for a few weeks and completely shift gears to photograph in the urban setting affectionately refereed to as, “The Woo.” Though seen by many as “graffiti,” these predominantly urban-based artists are extremely gifted, talented and a blast to hang out with. It’s hard to beat a job with minimal restrictions and maximum creative freedom… a key reason may of us got into the arts in the first place.

 

Hamptons Real Estate Photography: Architectural Digest / Truman Capote Edition!!

In the exciting and fast-paced world of real estate photography… … …there are times when one does get a chance to roam around and photograph a home with some history attached to it. This was the case a few years ago when I was hired to photograph Truman Capote’s former home in Sagaponack. It had undergone some fairly substantial renovations since the “In Cold Blood” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” author had resided there, but it was still a really groovy home. As often is the case with hyper-reproduced digital photography, some of my photos found their way into an Architectural Digest article about the residence. I’m sure the check got lost in the mail… in any event, if impressing your friends by telling them the same guy who photographed Truman Capote’s home also shot yours, then today is your lucky day! With one phone call or message through my contact form, you can have the perfect excuse to name-drop the legendary novelist and doppelganger of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Win.

Hamptons Event Photography: Bimmers, Jets and Tiny Cokes

A man trying to sell me something once told me, “son, we’re living in a social economy… better get on board.” What does that mean? It means your social media presence will make or break your business. Your “social relevance” has surpassed the value of word-of-mouth as people don’t talk with their mouths anymore, they talk with their thumbs. Having a high SEO score is almost as valuable… which is why I’ll use this space to insert some searchable keywords… Hamptons, photography, best photographer, event, cocktail party, BMW, Sentient Jet, East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, tiny Coca Cola. The lesson here is that all this pesky nonsense matters, and having strong imagery to promote your business, event, brand and product is essential in this new “social economy.” My free advice for you is to keep your phone in your pocket and hire a pro (me) to photograph your event, function, party, wedding, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, gala, shindig, get-together… see what I did there? Content is important, and since you probably didn’t skimp on the canapés, now is not the time to cut corners on the photographer for what could be the most #retweeted fiesta of the decade! Gimme a call and let’s #breaktheinternet !!