June 2011

Dive into Patrick McMullan’s Historical Archive: Legs in 2011 & 1984


Backstage, Richie Rich Fall 2011 Fashion Show, Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, February 10, 2011, Photography by J.T. White for Patrick McMullan.com


Legs, including Tinkerbelle’s, at Vito Bruno’s birthday party at Area, October 3, 1984, Photography by Patrick McMullan for Patrick McMullan.com

Patrick McMullan is an American photographer, columnist, television personality, businessman and documentarian. He was born in New York and raised in Huntington, Long Island. Educated at New York University, McMullan majored in business and “minored in Studio 54.” The premiere nightlife photographer in New York City, McMullan’s work seems infinitely pervasive. It appears regularly in his weekly New York Magazine column, “Party Lines.” His other columns include: Allure, Interview, Hamptons, Ocean Drive, Gotham and Art & Auction among others. In addition to the publications which feature his columns, his photography has been featured worldwide in publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Details, In Style, Cosmopolitan and Out…just to name a few. Patrick McMullan is also a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

Patrick McMullan has published five books of his photography: Secrets of the Riviera, Men’s Show, so8os: A Photographic Diary of a Decade, Kiss Kiss and Glamour Girls. His iconic so8os book (Publisher: powerHouse Books, edited and designed by Marie Havens) was the defining look at the 80s decade in nightlife photography, but his photography archive doesn’t merely contain photos from the 80s. Since the mid-70s Patrick McMullan has been photographing nightlife in New York City and elsewhere, and thus, he has amassed a gargantuan library of photographs, in addition to countless negatives that have never actually been seen. The Patrick McMullan photo collection is one of the largest topical photo archives of famous, living people in existence.

For further information about Patrick McMullan’s archive, please visit: Patrick McMullan

Edited by  Marie Havens

Photography by Patrick McMullan & J.T. White for Patrick McMullan.com

Design by Marie Havens

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