Patrick McMullan 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 appears regularly in his weekly New York Magazine column, "Party Lines". His other columns include: Allure, Interview, Hamptons, Ocean Drive and Gotham among others. McMullan is also a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.