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Farm to Fork Gala – PHOTOS!

Bridgehampton, NY (July 13, 2016) – Food Pantry Farm was host to a charming evening on Saturday July 9th; the Farm to Fork Gala at Topping Rose House. The night was generously underwritten by two long time farm supporters allowing the farm to invite and thank their loyal network of contributors, farm partners, representatives from local food pantries and organizations that Food Pantry Farm serves, as well as fellow farmers.

Over 120 guests gathered to learn more about Food Pantry Farm, celebrate the mission to grow and give good food to those in need in the Hamptons community, and enjoy farm-to-table cuisine. Guests included Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow of Amber Waves Farm, Madeline Storch-Halsey, Samatha Wellen, and Jesse Wellen of Green Thumb Organic Farm, Helen Cleland of Beach Modern Luxury Magazine, Michael and Amy Cinque, Evelyn Ramunno of Sag Harbor Food Pantry, Chris Kortmann from Edible East End, Nancy Grigor of Hamptons Locations, Michael Griffith, and Paul D’Andrea of the Nature Conservancy.

Dinner was provided by Topping Rose House under the direction of Jean-Georges. The cocktail hour included a special pesto crostini made with garlic scape grown by Food Pantry Farm and available seasonally at Food Pantry Farm’s Farm Stand on Long Lane in East Hampton. After dinner nightcaps featured delicious dream-tini’s by farm supporter Red Thread coffee.  Based in Sag Harbor, Red Thread generously donates $0.02 of all their local sales to the farm.

The evening included a silent auction with items provided by; Almond Restaurant, Hampton Classic, Carelle Fine Jewelry, Harbor Kitchen and Market, Amagansett Wine & Spirits, Michelle Farmer Collaborative, Long Island Vine Care, Artis, Grey Slate, Caswell and Massey, Kheil’s and a handcrafted bird house from one of the Farm’s supporters.

Farm Founder John Malafronte, Board President Marjorie Hays, Evelyn Ramunno of Sag Harbor Food Pantry, 2016 farm intern Mitchell Symbesa, and dear friend to the farm, Lynn Shea, all spoke about the mission of Food Pantry Farm, the importance of local farms, the importance of nutrition in everyone’s lives, the struggles the organization faces, the goals the farm has reached, and what the farm hopes to accomplish in the coming years.

In her comments to guests Marjorie Hays noted, “The Farm exists to serve our community and provide fresh organic produce to those who could not otherwise afford it. We rely on the generosity of our farm friends, family and community to continue our mission. We hope you will find our mission worthy and join us in ensuring that good food is not a luxury, but available to everyone.”

“The evening at Topping Rose was an incredible gift to the farm and a fabulous opportunity for us to thank those who have supported us in varying ways over the years; through donations of time, advice, equipment and materials, and monetary donations. It was the perfect way for us to say Thank You for helping the farm and our service, to continue. We invite everyone to stop by the farm and say hello anytime. ” – Darcy Hutzenlaub, Head Farmer

WHAT: Farm to Fork Gala
WHERE: Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton NY
WHO: Food Pantry Farm
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 9th 2016 6-10pm
MEDIA SPONSOR: Beach Modern Luxury
BEVERAGE SPONSORS: Amagansett Wine & Spirits, Red Thread Coffee

A non-profit organization whose mission is to grow and donate fresh, organic produce to local food pantries and other organizations, increasing access to healthy, locally sourced products, and to raise understanding and awareness about hunger on the East End.  It was founded in response to the increasing number of East Hampton residents who were turning to local food pantries for help.

Photos from the 2016 Farm to Fork Gala

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Society-In-Focus Named Beach Magazine House Event Photographers!

Beach Magazine

We’re sure most of you are familiar with the Modern Luxury line of magazines especially our local favorite Manhattan, but did you know they are launching a new publication called BEACH this Memorial Day?!

BEACH: Modern Luxury Hamptons is going to combine luxury lifestyle with a smart, provocative, and literary point of view.  It will celebrate fashion, art, architecture, music, food & drink, new ideas and trends.  Each issue will deliver probing insight into the most successful and interesting people in the world, from an insider’s perspective. Every issue will also bring the best in humor, travel diaries, sports & automotive coverage, as well as interior design and the most beautiful gardens on the East End.

Being based in the Hamptons ourselves, we are very excited to welcome a fresh perspective on the area we call home, but we are even more excited to announce that we will be working with BEACH as their house event photographers this year!  In fact, we already joined them at their Announcement Celebration at C/O the Maidstone in East Hampton last week.  It was so great meeting everyone at the magazine and in true Hamptons fashion, we bumped into some already familiar faces at the party as well!  Click here to visit the Modern Luxury Manhattan page to view photos from the event!

The first issue of BEACH won’t be out for a few more months, but we are already looking forward to photographing their events and what is shaping up to be a very busy 2013!

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American Masters Inventing David Geffen – Hamptons International Film Festival Film Review

Once again, I’m writing to provide you with a film review instead of a photo shoot 🙂

I recently screened “American Masters Inventing David Geffen” and definitely recommend watching the film if you are interested in music, film, business, or especially the three combined!

Watch Inventing David Geffen: Sunset Blvd. on PBS. See more from American Masters.

SYNOPSIS

Notoriously press and camera-shy, Brooklyn native David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man. His far-reaching influence as an agent, manager, record industry titan, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and billionaire philanthropist helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades. Witty, self-aware and candid, Geffen and over 50 of his friends, colleagues and clients, as well as other media luminaries, including Cher, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Elton John, Don Henley, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, the late Nora Ephron, Mike Nichols, Clive Davis, Barry Diller, and Irving Azoff are interviewed.

REVIEW

This film is such a well done documentary.  It walks you through the life of a true legend in terms of music and film.  I learned that when David Geffen puts his mind to something, when he wants something, he makes sure he gets it.  He grew up in Brooklyn and couldn’t wait to get out.  He was raised after the age of 10 by a single mother who always believed in him, but who never imagined he would make it big.  David worked his way up from a mailroom worker to a billionaire who created businesses from scratch and sold them for scratch.  It was so interesting hearing interviews with talent such as Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Mike Nichols, and even Tom Hanks.  I learned that being gay got David out of the Vietnam draft but also provided a big scare during the 80’s AIDS epidemic.  I learned that he had a relationship with Cher.  I learned that he will do everything he can to take care of those he is friends with, but you don’t want to cross him.  And most importantly (to me), I learned that David (and Elliot Roberts) truly recognized and respected songwriters, not just popular bands who might make them a lot of money.  The “soundtrack” to this film is obviously fantastic.  Songs from Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Jackson Browne, Elton John, Cher, John Lennon, The Eagles, Guns N’ Roses, and clips from “Risky Business” and “American Beauty” are peppered between over 50 interviews with people from David’s extensive career.  I have to say, however, that while I am impressed by his self-made success, it’s a little difficult to not hate David Geffen just a little bit.  I guess it’s often said that you can’t be successful without being a little shrewd and stepping on a few toes.

Since its 1986 premiere, American Masters has earned 24 Emmy Awards – including 8 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series since 1999 and 5 for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special – the 2012 Producers Guild Award, 12 Peabodys, an Oscar, and 3 Grammys. Now in its 26th season on PBS, the series is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET, the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations, and operator of NJTV. For 50 years, THIRTEEN has been making the most of the rich resources and passionate people of New York and the world, reaching millions of people with on-air and online programming that celebrates arts and culture, offers insightful commentary on the news of the day, explores the worlds of science and nature, and invites students of all ages to have fun while learning.

“American Masters Inventing David Geffen” is a production of THIRTEEN’s American Masters for WNET. Susan Lacy is writer, director, producer, American Masters series creator and executive producer. Jessica Levin is producer.

“American Masters Inventing David Geffen” made its US premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Monday, October 8th and premieres nationwide Tuesday, November 20th at 8PM ET on PBS and locally here in NY on THIRTEEN.

Watch Inventing David Geffen: Always About the Song on PBS. See more from American Masters.

Simon and the Oaks – Hamptons International Film Festival Film Review


Usually we reserve this space for photos and reviews about events we’ve shot, but one of the other perks of shooting a film festival is that sometimes we get to review the actual films as well!  As I mentioned in my last post, I had some downtime during Hurricane Sandy to watch one of the HIFF movies, “Simon and the Oaks” directed by Lisa Ohlin.  I have to admit, when I popped the DVD into my laptop I had NO idea what this movie was about, who was in it, or where it took place.  It just happened to be the DVD sitting closest to me on my table when I was looking for something to watch.  Normally I’d read up on something before watching it to make sure it was something that I might be interested in spending a couple of hours on, but this time I just said to myself “surprise me!” and that’s just what this movie did…

SYNOPSIS

An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the gripping story of Simon (played as the adult by Bill Skarsgård, son of Stellan, and named by the Berlin Film Festival Jury as one of the Shooting Stars of 2012 for this performance), who grows up in a loving working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg but always feels out of place. Intellectually gifted, he stubbornly persists in acquiring an education normally reserved for young men of the professional classes, much to the chagrin of his parents who fear that he will become stuck up. He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany.  Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isak’s father Ruben (Jan Josef Liefers), which makes Simon long to know more about his own family background. Isak, on the other hand, draws comfort from learning to do something with his hands, helping Simon’s dad (Stefan Godicke) make boats. When Isak faces trouble at home, he is taken in by Simon’s family and the two households slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways as war rages all over Europe.

Simon and the Oaks is based on the Swedish bestseller of the same name, written by Marianne Fredriksson. It offers a unique depiction of fate, destiny and free will and vividly portrays the situation for Jews in Sweden during World War II.

REVIEW

This is a foreign film in Swedish and German with English subtitles, something I don’t mind, but wasn’t expecting when I first popped the DVD in for what I thought would be a night of mindless entertainment in the dark.  The film opens with some beautiful visuals of Simon daydreaming in his oak tree by the water but quickly evolves into a heady drama filled with themes about war, antisemitism, family, and of course love and loss.  My only complaint about the movie is that it seems as though not enough time is spent on each major topic.  Simon goes from being a child at the beginning of the war to being an adolescent celebrating the end of the war in the next scene.  His best friend goes from a sort of emotional breakdown from a traumatic childhood event to becoming a father without too much in between.  Granted, the movie would probably have been way too long if they tried to fill in all those details, but it just has the feeling of trying to pack too much into a couple of hours at the expense of a seamless plot.  Otherwise, I found the story line to be very intriguing, the visuals very captivating, and the casting very well done.  Young Simon and older Simon look like the same person and I thought the acting was superb.  There’s a reason this film received a record 13 nominations for the Sweden’s 2012 Guldbagge Awards (equivalent of our Oscars) including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Cinematography.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

“Simon And The Oaks” has been a favorite book of mine for a long time. The reason I connect so strongly to it is of course partly personal. My mother’s family escaped from a certain death in Berlin to a new life in New York in 1939. Growing up as a survivor gave her guilt, but she, as well as the rest of the family, dealt with it by not talking about it. My mother suddenly died when I was five, so my brother and I moved to join our father in Sweden. He had the same method – avoidance – that meant that my mother was never mentioned again.

I was obviously very different from all the blond and blue eyed Swedes, but, just like Simon, I simply assumed I wasn’t as good as “normal Swedes” and I better not ask too much as to why.

When I was seventeen, we moved back to the States. I finally got to meet my mother’s family. To suddenly see people that resembled me, to get photos of and letters written by my mother, and to hear them talk about things that I thought I had been mad for thinking about, was quite an overwhelming experience. Finding out that I am Jewish, with all the ramifications, gave me a place in history. So, as you can see, I identify with Simon’s journey and his search for his place in the world.

Of course, personal identification with a character’s journey isn’t enough reason to make a film. Somehow, all my films deal with the same theme in one or another way – the theme of fearing and daring to find out who you really are, where you come from, and what are you standing up for it. I truly believe we all have an unconscious connection to our past, and that it is a part of every person’s journey to find out where they come from and what their place in history is.

It has always been my ambition to tell my stories on all levels – physical, social, psychological and spiritual. The story of Simon is of a young person’s journey – but it is also the story of the struggle between good and evil, between love and hate and between fear and courage. It is about the small choices we make that later define our lives.

CREW BIOGRAPHIES

LISA OHLIN – director

Swedish/American Lisa Ohlin has directed four feature films, as well as TV series and commercials. Her films have been nominated to a total of 21 “Guldbaggen” (Swedish Oscars) and have won three. She has won several awards abroad, among others the “Innovation award” at Montreal Film Festival for “Sex Hope and Love”, and “Best script” at Hamburg Film Festival for “Simon And The Oaks”. Her TV series “Kvalster”/ “Mites” was nominated for best TV series of the year in Sweden.
She was educated in Washington DC and New York and has a Masters of Art in Film from New York University.
After years of stage work in musicals during college, as well as a BA in drawing, Lisa devoted herself to painting for many years, and then turned to a successful career in film.
From 2007 to 2009 Lisa Ohlin was selected and served as the Swedish film commissioner for feature films by the Swedish Film Institute. Upon leaving that position, she directed “Simon and the Oaks”.  With a budget of  $7,5 million it is the fourth most expensive feature film ever produced in Sweden.
Ms Ohlin is currently directing the Pulizer prize-winning, Tony awarded musical NEXT TO NORMAL, for Stockholms Stadsteater. In the Fall of 2012, she will film the two concluding episodes of “Wallander”, the critically acclaimed crime stories of Henning Mankell.

CHRISTER NILSON – producer
Christer Nilson is the CEO of the production company GötaFilm AB, a company that he started in 1988. He also used to be the chairman of Föreningen Sveriges Filmproducenter (2005-2008) and is the Adjunct Professor of Film Production at University West. Here is a selection of his film and TV productions; “Between Summers” (1995), “The New Country” (2000-TV), “Slim Susie” (2003), “Saltön” (2005 – 2010-TV), “Details” (2003), “Offside” (2006), “How Soon Is Now” (2007-TV), “Everlasting Moments” (2008), “Simon and the Oaks” (2008-2011) and “I Miss You” (2011).

SIMON AND THE OAKS is the first film adaptation made of one of Marianne Fredriksson’s books. That it was produced by me and GötaFilm feels like coming full circle, just starting out as a producer I read the book with delight and met Marianne Fredriksson in 1989 at a reading in Gothenburg. Back then someone else acquired the rights and many have tried but failed to develop and finance a film adaptation since. The greatest success was the theatre production that was put up by Folkteatern in Gothenburg in 2007-2008. It was very good and played to sold-out houses for a year. The film project came back to me in 2007, through the Danish producer Per Holst (Pelle the Conqueror etc.) who then, within the framework of Nordisk Film, had acquired the rights to the book. At the time there was already a finished screenplay written by the Dutch screenwriter, actress etc., Marnie Blok, and a director, Björn Runge, attached. After Runge resigned, Holst and I collaborated with the co-producers to come up with a selection of directors that we deemed suitable. We invited some of them to articulate their visions and finally decided on Lisa Ohlin!
Now in 2011, the film is finally finished. After four years of production and with thirty financiers from five countries, together we’ve made one of the most expensive feature films in Sweden. It is generous, beautiful, epic and emotional, just as I hoped after meeting Marianne Fredriksson at a library in 1989!”

Christer Nilsson

CAST

BILL SKARSGÅRD as Simon
Born in Stockholm in 1990 (son of actor Stellan Skargård). In 2009 Bill graduated from Södra Latins gymnasium (an upper secondary school), majoring in acting. He can be seen in several major Swedish movies like “Kenny Begins” (2009), “Arn – The Kingdom at Road’s End” (2008), Behind Blue Skies and “Simple Simon” (2010), in the latter he received a Best Lead Actor nomination at the Gulbagge Awards. Most recently Bill was in Ella Lemhagen’s film, ”The Crown Jewels”. Amongst other productions are – ”White Water Fury” 2000, ”Laura Trenter – Dan, the Policeman” (TV) 2002 and ”Livet i Fagervik” (TV) 2009. The Berlin Film Festival Jury named Bill as one of the Shooting Stars of 2012 for this performance in SIMON AND THE OAKS.

HELEN SJÖHOLM as Karin
Helen was born in Sundsvall on July 10th, 1970 and studied jazz and pop song at Kulturama. Her professional stage debut was in the song and entertainment group “Just For Fun” in the late 80’st, and in 1988 Stallbröderna gave her their annual Award. She has participated in many musicals and theatre productions and received multiple awards for accomplishments in both music and theatre throughout the years. She had her big breakthrough as Kristina in the musical “Kristina från Duvemåla”, which premiered at the Malmö Musikteater in 1995. In the following year she participated in the successful B&B-concerts. In 1999 she debuted on the silver screen in Richard Hobert’s “Where the Rainbow Ends”, before then she had lent her voice to several animated movies. In 2004 she played Gabriella in Kay Pollak’s “As It Is In Heaven”. In 2010-2011 she played one of the leads in Stockholms Stadsteater’s production of “Aniara”. As an artist, Helen is currently releasing a CD and is in the BAO-orchestra.

STEFAN GÖDICKE as Erik
Actor and singer Stefan Gödicke was born in 1970. He studied at the School of Theatre and Opera in 1994-1997. After finishing his studies he worked at Riksteatern, Atelierteatern and Uppsala Stadsteater. Besides working in theater he has also been in a lot of TV productions and is probably the most known for his roles in “Superintendent Winter”, “Irene Huss”’, “Saltön”, and as Tony in “Andra Avenyn”.

JAN JOSEF LIEFERS as Ruben
Jan was born in 1964 in Dresden, Germany, and is one of Germany’s most well know and praised actors. He studied acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst ”Ernst Busch” in Berlin between 1983 and 1987. He started his singing career simultaneously with his acting career in 1998. He has been in many German TV and film productions, amongst those in the
TV-series “Tatort” and the feature film “Baader Meinhof Complex” (2008).

KARL LINNERTORP as Isak
Karl was born in 1986 and grew upp in Limhamn. He studied at the Stockholm University College of Acting. The film productions Karl has been in are: “Four Shades of Brown” (2004), “Buss till Italien” (2005) and “Everlasting Moments” (2008).

MARIANNE FREDRIKSSON – writer
Marianne Fredriksson was a groundbreaking journalist, who in the midst of her career turned into a world famous author, immensely loved by her numerous readers.
However, domestic critics were in general more reserved towards her books.
After more than thirty years in journalism, Fredriksson debuted as a fiction writer with ”The Book of Eve”, which was to be followed by fourteen more novels.

Her definite international breakthrough came with the novel “Hanna’s Daughters”. She had an especially large number of readers in the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, and the largest number of readers were located in Germany (where also Astrid Lindgren’s books are internationally the most popular). Eventually Fredriksson also conquered, amongst other countries, USA, Japan, China and Australia.

According to data from 2007, Marianne Fredriksson’s books have sold no less that 17 million copies World wide. They have been translated to around 45 languages.

“Simon and the Oaks”, which Lisa Ohlin’s film is based on, was together with novels by Isabel Allende and John Grisham amongst the 10 books that dominated the world wide bestsellers list in the literary season of 1999/2000. ”Simon and the Oaks” has been translated to 25 languages and has sold more than 4 million copies.

“Simon and the Oaks” screened at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Sunday, October 7 and opened at The Paris Theatre in NYC on October 12.

3 H’s…Hurricane Sandy, Hoda Kotb, and Hamptons Film Fest Movie Reviews?!

Hello again!  It’s been quite a while since our last blog post, but we’re back and have lots to share with you.  First of all, we sincerely hope you are all safe and recovering from Hurricane Sandy’s wrath.  Being based on Long Island, we here at Society-In-Focus and T.H.E. Fitzgerald Photography have seen the damage experienced the power outage first hand and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost so much from this terrible storm.

During my power outage, I, like many others, quickly became bored with the lack of technology that I am so used to surrounding myself with and actually decided maybe now would be a good time to read something that was printed on actual paper!  I caught up on my subscription to Popular Photography Magazine and then moved on to Better Homes and Gardens because you know, sometimes I wonder how I could decorate my (non-existent) dining room table with gourds and berries that I could dry myself (seriously, people have time for that stuff?!)  Anyway, it wasn’t long before I got bored of the magazines, so I figured maybe I should read a book (gasp!) I made my way over to my bookshelf and scanned the shelves…text book…text book…travel guide…cupcake recipe book…text book…novel I already read…complete works of Edgar Allan Poe…Hoda Kotb‘s autobiography “Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee” that I received in a swag bag from the HEAT benefit two years ago!  Sure, why not?  I had met Hoda Kotb at the benefit and she seemed so nice, but I didn’t know much about her other than the fact I had seen her on TV a few times but usually changed the channel because she was on with Kathie Lee who I’m not a big fan of LOL.  So I opened the blinds all the way up to let as much sunlight into my room as I could, climbed under my puffy down comforter, and started reading.  The next thing I knew, I was closing the blinds, lighting candles, and finishing the last paragraph of Ms. Kotb’s book!  I think that is the first time I have ever read an entire 269 page book cover to cover in less than one day.  Sure, I was bored, but this book was a wonderful read!  I laughed, I cried, I smiled and I was inspired.  I won’t go into the details, but I realized I have recently shared many of Hoda’s life speed bumps and she was able to make me look at them in a more positive light.  I’m sure she’ll never read this blog, but at a time when my electricity was both literally and figuratively out, reading her book brought a little light to my life and so I thank her and I’m happy I reached for her book that day.

Now that I still had no power and was tired of reading books, I decided to power up my laptop and use some of that precious battery life to catch up on a couple of the movie screeners I was given during the Hamptons International Film Festival.  First up was “Simon and the Oaks” and then “American Masters Inventing David Geffen.”  I’ll create separate blog entries for each of these films as they both deserve their own attention, but I will say here that they’re both worth watching if you’ve got a couple of hours to kill.

Anyway, I know this wasn’t my typical photo-filled blog entry, but I just felt like writing today and figured this might be a good transition back to some normalcy after a crazy storm and some time away from my computer.  Once again, I hope this finds you all safe and sound and ready to jump into the holiday photo season with us!

Society-In-Focus Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary!

Tom Fitzgerald
Tom Fitzgerald
Pam Deutchman
Pam Deutchman

Last year’s Unconditional Love benefit was the first event Tom and I officially photographed together as Society-In-Focus, so not only are we just excited to be invited back to photograph the event again, but this marked a very special occasion for us…our company’s one year anniversary!  Our parent company, T.H.E. Fitzgerald Photography, has been going strong for a number of years now with several weddings, portrait shoots, family photos, and editorials under our belts, but we have been having so much fun embarking on this side journey of event photography in the Hamptons and NYC.  This past year has been such a blessing for us.  We have met so many new friends and contacts, attended numerous fancy parties, supported some wonderful causes and foundations, and have gained so much experience along the way.

Business has really picked up over the last few months with our photos being published in more magazines and media outlets than ever before and we just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our friends and families for your support and encouragement along the way.  Thank you also to all of the business contacts we have made and all the PR firms who continue to throw work our way and get our names and photos out into the world.  We appreciate it so much when our work is recognized for its high quality and vibrant colors.  Without all of you, we wouldn’t be as successful as we are today and we look forward to working with everyone more and more in the future and being able to share our photographs and experiences with everyone we know!

So here’s to a great first year of successful teamwork and hopefully many more to come!

Respectfully, Pam & Tom

Midsummer Party at Parrish Art Museum on July 14th – Society-In-Focus to Photograph!

Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party
Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party

(portions of entry provided by Fitz and Co. Official Press Release)

Yes, it’s that time of year again! Time for the Parrish Art Museum annual Midsummer Party. Society-In-Focus will be there photographing the cocktail hour, until the end of The After-Ten Party. This will be the final year for the Jobs Lane historical landmark, founded 115 yeas ago. The Museum will be officially moving to it’s new home in Water Mill later this year.

This year’s Midsummer Party theme is “Creative Spirit of the East End” and honors director/choreographer Patricia Birch, visual artist Chuck Close, author/historian Barbara Goldsmith, interior designers Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, musician G.E. Smith, and dancer/choreographer Paul Taylor.

Summer in the Hamptons is like no other time or place in the world, and there is no occasion like the Midsummer Party. The highlight of the summer season, the Midsummer Party is also the Parrish Art Museum’s most important fundraising event of the year.

We’ll see you there!

 

Long Island Hospitality Ball 2012 Photos

We had a great time shooting the Long Island Hospitality Ball 2012 on Monday! Crest Hollow Country Club looked beautiful.  The giant pool was all lit up and the colored lights around the palm trees and waterfalls provided an excellent backdrop to the many food and drink stations set up by various restaurants and alcohol vendors.

Malibu Red Girls
Malibu Red Girls
2012 Long Island Hospitality Ball at Crest Hollow Country Club
2012 Long Island Hospitality Ball at Crest Hollow Country Club

Inside the ballroom, DJs rocked the house, people were dancing, and TKA blew the roof off!  Everyone looked fabulous and the event was a true success for the organization and their efforts to raise money for The American Cancer Society.  At last check, the event helped raise $220,000!

TKA at the 2012 Long Island Hospitality Ball
TKA at the 2012 Long Island Hospitality Ball




We at Society-In-Focus and Fitzgerald Photography are committed to our pledge of donating 25% of ALL proceeds from print and download sales to The American Cancer Society.  Please check out some of the photo thumbnails below or click here for the full gallery!

Photos from the 2012 LIHB…

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  • Crest Hollow Country Club Pool
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  • Nisen
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  • Crest Hollow Country Club Pool
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  • Giant Creme Brulee from Chateau Le Mer
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  • Wedding Cake
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  • Sylvia Santa, Jim Santa
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  • Chef Carlos and Jose Reyes from Besito Restaurant
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  • Fire Pit
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Long Island Pulse Magazine June 2012 Cover Party at The Montauk Yacht Club – Society-in-Focus to Photograph!

Long Island Pulse Magazine June 2012 Cover Party at The Montauk Yacht Club
Long Island Pulse Magazine June 2012 Cover Party at The Montauk Yacht Club

The Long Island Pulse Magazine May Cover party at The Patio in Freeport was cancelled due to rain, but they’re going to make up for it next month by really kicking off the summer in Montauk!

Want to be in the next issue of the magazine?  We’ll be photographing the event at The Montauk Yacht Club in Montauk on Saturday, June 16th from 5:30-8:30. As usual, there will be luxury raffles, complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres for all guests, cash bar for subscribers, and an open bar for VIP guests.

Monday, June 11th is the last day to RSVP so contact rsvp@lipulse.com and we look forward to partying with you next month!

Go to montaukyachtclub.com or call (631) 668-3100 for dinner reservations the night of the event!

Event Management: Event Kings

Montauk Yacht Club
32 Star Island Rd. Montauk

Attire: Hamptons Chic

The Newlywed Game – CASTING CALL!

Hi Everyone!  Wedding season is upon us here on Long Island!  We just shot a fantastic wedding over the weekend and are really excited with the photos so far.  Some of them are already making their way to our Facebook page!  In the meantime, we’d like to tell you about a fun phone call we received yesterday…

Apparently the Game Show Network is currently casting for their sixth season of “The Newlywed Game!”  They are going to be taping in NYC this summer and they’re looking for super awesome couples who got married within the last 5 years.  The show is hosted by Sherri Shepherd (from “The View”) and airs nightly on GSN.  The best part?  The winning couple of EACH EPISODE wins a SECOND HONEYMOON!

They are looking for couples whose weddings or stories fall into the following special categories:

We’ve shot a bunch of weddings that fall into some of those categories, and I’m sure there are tons of other couples in the area who would qualify also, so if anyone is interested, just email
castingnewlyweds@gmail.com
with your full names, location, contact numbers/emails, wedding date, and recent photos (hopefully some that we took!)  Good luck!

Newlywed Casting Flyer