May 20, 2022 | 7:56pm

Veteran New York society photographer Patrick McMullan is getting back behind the camera after battling cancer.

McMullan, who had surgery for thyroid cancer in January, was spotted snapping pics at a dinner party last week thrown by lawyer and scenester Lieba Nesis.

“I have been working regularly since April,” the famed lensman — who has been capturing everyone from the city’s elite to Hollywood’s top A-listers for decades — tells Page Six.

He is even planning to head out to the Hamptons this summer. 

“I do hope to be working out East, as I have for 40 years now,” he says of his upcoming plans, joking, “Of course I’ll pick and choose the ones that have air conditioning if you know what I mean.”

Back in 2015, he was admitted to the hospital overnight after feeling dizzy and nauseated at a swanky party in Water Mill from heat exhaustion and dehydration.

McMullan attended Nikki Haskell’s 80th Birthday in 2021.
Patrick McMullan via Getty Image

The beloved photog has had a good attitude throughout his recent sickness, telling us before his surgery at NYU Langone, “As you know, surviving is one of my skills. . . I have a lot of people praying for me, which makes me feel very hopeful that everything will turn out alright.”

McMullen, who has published six books and got his start with Andy Warhol, got well wishes on social media from a number of prominent New Yorkers, including columnist and authors George Rush and Joanna Molloy, Sharon Bush and Bettina Zilkha.

He previously beat cancer once before while in his 20’s.