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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 Portrait Photography: Kids, Children and the preservation of youth.

Photographing children, families, and if you’re a grandparent, your kid’s families is a great way to immortalize the bloodline!! Sounds weird but it’s true! :)  In the short term, photos only seem to hold marginal meaning. It’s in the years and decades from now their true value becomes apparent, time is flying and fleeting! Think about it, Y2K was over seventeen years ago. Paul McCartney is 75!! Ya, it’s crazy, so put some time aside this summer for a family portrait or portraits of your kids. They may not appreciate it now but in the future they’ll thank you and think you’re totally lit! (That’s kid lingo for awesome.)

Hamptons Fashion Catalog Lookbook Commercial Portrait Photography

Hamptons Fashion Catalog Lookbook Commercial Portrait Photography… say that five times fast. I gave up at two. Anyhow, moving on… I recently shot the aforementioned (HFCLCPP) assignment for Kimberly Greene whose designs are available at Gloria Jewel on the East End and Manhattan. Eliza (as most models are) was a total trooper as she was dragged from Amagansett to Montauk in weather that was, let’s just say, less than balmy.

Hamptons Event Photographer: …because you only have two hands!!

It’s nearly impossible to eat, drink, dance, fist bump, raise-the-roof, hug a guest, hug a guest-of-a-guest, signal a waiter and take a photo at the same time…unless you’re a juggler, in which case you’re probably the entertainment. The simple solution to this, “I only have two hands” dilemma is to hire a photographer for your next event. So be a hero and think of these photos as a post-party digital swag bag for your guests!

Hamptons Event Photography: Party on!! (with your bad self)

Galas, clambakes, charity events, non-charity events, just-because parties, pre-parties, after-parties, fiestas of all kinds… summer in the Hamptons is a time to cut loose, throw a bash, and most importantly, leave your camera phone safe in your car so it won’t end up in the ocean or at the bottom of someone’s pool! (Truth.) Event photography can have a variety of purposes, whether it’s photos for social media, PR, posterity or blackmail, its nice to leave the task of taking photographs in capable hands while you enjoy yourself, your guests and the raw bar.

Hamptons Portrait Photography: The Art of the Analog (Film) Photo Session

In a time where 1′s and 0′s are the norm (digital,) there is still something to be said (very loudly) for the texture, romance, mystique and quality that film affords. Millions of photosites on a digital sensor is an amazing advancement, but the way the emulsion on a piece of film responds to light and shadow still hasn’t be replicated. A film portrait session is something very different from what has become today’s typical photo session. Instead of a seemingly infinite number of frames, each roll on a medium format camera contains just 16 exposures. This translates to a slower pace and generally, a more calm, thoughtful session. Though the film is ultimately digitized with a high-resolution scanner, the texture of the film is maintained, and the quality of the larger format film and larger lenses translates extremely well. The final product, a piece of art. There’s a reason why all those “old photographs” look so cool… call or fill out the contact form today to book your session!!!