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The Celebrity Snappers Who Chronicle The Hamptons Scene

Billy Farrell

If you should find yourself at a fashion-led event this summer season, chances are the photographer could well be the current doyen of event fashion photography, Billy Farrell. www.bfa.com

Kevin Mazur

With his roots in rock and roll photography (he landed his first major role with Rolling Stone without a portfolio, just simply his collection of photographs taken at concerts), he has gone on to co-found Wire Image and is one of the go-tos for a celebrity at concerts and private events. www.kevinmazurphotography.com

Raphael Mazzucco

Raphael Mazzucco

Think Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and Mazzucco’s images, especially from the peak of the magazine’s supermodel popularity, will come into view. His mixed-media art blends paint and object with some of the images of the most beautiful women. His work can be seen adorning the walls of Southampton social staple, 75 Main. www.raphaelmazzucco.nyc

Patrick McMullan

Patrick McMullan

The original. Event photography’s OG, Patrick McMullan is sought after everywhere for his images and wit. Founder of his agency Patrick McMullan Company (www.patrickmcmullan.com), his work can also be seen on Getty Images. If you cannot find McMullan and you know PMc snappers are around, look for one of my personal favorites, photographer Sean Zanni.

Rob Rich

The Hamptons local. Rich grew up in the Hamptons and went to Southampton College, making him the photographer to beat in terms of his local knowledge. Founder of Society Allure, Rich can be found busy in the Hamptons and New York and elsewhere getting the job of chronicling the events that people care about captured. www.societyallure.com

John Roca

With his roots in photography for the major newspapers in NYC, Roca will be found on the beat this summer at all the key events, often shooting for Newsday, among others. www.johnrocaphotography.com

Antoine Verglas

The Frenchman. Arriving in New York in the 1990s, an assignment for French Elle was the perfect assignment for Verglas, leading him to photograph and document the epoch of the supermodels, those beautiful women known by first names such as Elle, Claudia, Cindy. If those days return, Verglas will be surely ready behind the lens. www.antoineverglas.com

Quintessential Hamptons Photo Backdrops

Montauk Point Lighthouse

At the end of the road and Long Island is the lighthouse, commissioned by George Washington. The Montauk Point Lighthouse was completed in 1796 and to this day is a not just an iconic backdrop to a Hamptons vacation photo album, but also provides views of Block Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean from the observation platform at the top. www.montauklighthouse.com

Parrish Art Museum

Conceived in the late 19th Century and in its new post-modernist home since 2012, the Parrish Art Museum purchased the land on which it is currently sited in 2005 and commissioned architectural firm Herzog and de Meuron, who came up with a design which both synthesized sky, light, and water and had the element of familiarity with the barns throughout the area. www.parrishart.org

The Beaches

The magical journey walking through the sand dunes and along the pathways to some of the more celebrated beaches in Long Island and America, Dr. Beach has over the years rated Coopers Beach in Southampton as one of the best in the country. Stay at the Southampton Inn and catch the courtesy bus and find out for yourself (and get some pictures). www.southamptonvillage.org

Horses

 

What could say “Hamptons vacation” more than horses and a bucolic country setting? Make a reservation now for the end of summer Hampton Classic show jumping event — one of the largest horse events on the East Coast — August 25 to September 1. www.hamptonclassic.com