Patrick McMullan

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McMullan in 2011 at the book launch party for Michael Musto's Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back

Patrick McMullan is an American photographer, columnist, television personality and socialite. His photo work focuses on people, particularly A-list celebrities, Superstar fashion designers, models, actors, politicians, cultural icons and the power elite.

The Patrick McMullan photo collection is one of the largest topical photo archives of famous, living people in existence.[citation needed]

Early years[edit]

McMullan was born into an Irish-American family in New York City and raised in Huntington, New York (on Long Island). He attended New York University, earning a degree in business.

Work as an amateur photographer began when he was in his 20s. Interest in photographing celebrities and famous people evolved with initial encouragement from Andy Warhol while attending nightlife and events in Manhattan, and through their ongoing friendship until Warhol's untimely death in 1987.[citation needed]

Print Publication[edit]

Considered one of the few professional celebrity photographers working today and major visual archivist of American nightlife, McMullan's work appears regularly in publications such as:

Patrick McMullan is also a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has a weekly column in New York Magazine called "Party Lines".

Online Publication[edit]

On January 1, 2011, Patrick McMullan launched his online magazine PMc Magazine. The magazine is a venue for showcasing interesting people, events and art. It obviously has a close tie to New York City's nightlife, considering that Patrick McMullan is its founder, but its scope will not end there. It will include images and stories on art, fashion, film, television, music, literature, travel, business, politics, etc.


Television work includes the "Party Flash" segment of "Full Frontal Fashion" on the local "WE (Cable) Channel" and guest appearances on celebrity related features by other network producers.

Photo Books[edit]

As a photo book publisher Patrick McMullan has edited and compiled six photo books:

  • Glamour Girls

Large collection (over 1400 images) of photographs of the world's most celebrated women spanning Patrick's 30 year career. Focus on sophisticated galas of society, Hollywood parties, famed New York nightlife and major charity events.

  • Kiss Kiss

A compilation of over 1,000 black and white and color images of famous, beautiful, people kissing spanning 30 years.

  • So '80s

A photographic diary of the 1980s decade of the famous figures who defined New York City's nightlife.

  • InTents

A decade long photo compilation of fashion and the fascination surrounding the fashion industry using New York's "Bryant Park-based Fashion Week" and the event "7th on Sixth" as a backdrop.

  • Secrets of the Riviera

A Photo Essay, of the backstage action at the "Victoria's Secret" fashion show held at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and the opulent atmosphere of the surrounding A-list parties.

  • Men's Show

Photo compilation of men's fashion featuring designers, models and actual men's fashion show images from 1995 - 2000. Designers such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Sean John, Marc Jacobs and others are featured.

Studio Photography[edit]

Patrick McMullan also maintains a photography studio and agency on West 14th Street in New York City.

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