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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.

Hamptons Event Photography: Martha Edition

So I looked at my thermometer the other day and it indicated it was hot out… that could only mean one of two things; 1. my thermometer is broken, or 2. it’s summer!! Summer on the East End means events, parties, galas, parties and parties. Last year I was fortunate enough to “party” with Martha Stewart. Of course by “party” I mean I was taking pictures while everyone else partied at a charity gala she was hosting… that’s ok because a Martha insider DID find me a seat at the table once my journalistic duties were fulfilled. The cuisine was outstanding! A fair amount of my photos made themarthablog, so (click here) to see what’s it’s like to party “Marthastyle.” If you’d like me to party with you and take photos while doing so, please give me a call or reach out through the contact page!!


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.