Staff Bio and Contact Info
The Phoblographer is about photography reviews, tips, news, and culture. We explore the photography world and pop culture’s affects on the art form. Plus, we bring you all of our stories from a real world and down to earth perspective.
Chris Gampat- Editor in Chief
Chris Gampat is the founder of The Phoblographer and he manages all of the daily tasks. He has worked for Photography Bay, PCMag, Geek.com, Magnum Photos, B&H Photo Video, Resource Magazine, Digital Camera Review, Imaging Resource and MAC Group amongst others. He specializes in content development and Social Media marketing campaigns for the creative industry. Chris is a former paparazzi, portrait photographer, wedding photographer, photojournalist, and photo editor.
If you’d like to contact Chris or are more interested in how he can help you, promote/review your product, contact him at ChrisGampat[at]thephoblographer.com. Chris lives in the NYC area and is always happy to work with new vendors.
A portfolio of his work can be viewed here.
Gevon Servo – Managing Editor
- Gevon Servo believes “You Must try everything once to see what you want to try again”
- NY/NJ based photographer
- Student of the Anything Goes School of Photography (not a real school)
- Literary inspirations – In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki , Tao of Photography, Fan Ho various comic books
- Inspirational photographers & artist, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Art Wolf , Jay Maisel, Alfred Stieglitz.
- Samples photography can be seen on 500px or on his personal blog at Gservo.com
- You can email him at GevonServo[at]thephoblographer
Julius Motal- Executive Editor
Julius has a family history rooted in photography. From a photo development lab on his father’s side and a photographer for the Archdiocese of New York on his mother’s side, photography runs thick in his veins. He is a Minolta Maxxum film shooter with a bevy of lenses, and his work can be found on his flickr, where he also houses photos from his Sony a580. After a brief spell on eBay, his camera collection swelled as he acquired several Yashica and Konica rangefinders. Due to the Creative Commons license on his photographs, many blogs have used his photos in their posts. He has written previously for PCMag.com and Geek.com. He is currently a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and he occasionally tweets and throws photos on Instagram.
You can email him at JuliusMotal[at]thephoblographer.com
Felix Esser- News Editor
Felix is a massive gearhead and general technology enthusiast, and the only staff member based outside of the U.S. (namely in Germany.) He joined The Phoblographer back in early 2012, when he was still working as a research associate in his original field of training, historical linguistics. In late 2013, he left his academic career to focus on working as a freelance writer in the photo industry, with The Phoblographer being his main occupation. His musings can be followed on Facebook and Twitter, while his photography can be seen on Instagram, Flickr and 500px.
You can reach him at FelixEsser[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.
Ibarionex Perello- Features Writer
Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, educator as well as host/producer of The Candid Frame Photography podcast. He has over 25 years in the photographic industry. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous publications including Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo, Digital Photo Pro, Shutterbug, Rangefinder, Popular Photography and Scott Kelby’s Light It magazines. He is author of four books including Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography Using Available Light, Canon 5D Mark III: From Snapshots to Great Shots and Adobe Master Class: Photoshop Inspiring Artwork and Tutorials by Established and Emerging Artist. He is also an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design. He currently lives near Los Angeles with his wife and their dogs, Spenser and Tracy.
Michelle Rae Uy- News Writer
Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Los Angeles-based Michelle Rae had taken a step back from codes and programming to pursue her true loves – film photography and writing. She has since written for a number of blogs and websites, including Lomography, and expanded her photography portfolio. Today, she is the copy editor for Whattaroll! Magazine, an analogue photography magazine, and a head writer for Parallel Planets. If she could, she would spend the rest of her life traveling and seeing the world.
You can contact Michelle at MichelleRae[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.
Kevin Lee – News Writer
Kevin is a freelance writer for a fistful of publications including TechRadar and Inhabitat. Previously Kevin has also had bylines at a variety of publications including Polygon, US Gamer, Killscreen, PC World, Laptop Magazine, Gizmodo, High Gear Media—plus he has a background in creative writing. While his main trade might be writing, Kevin also has a passion for photography and capturing scenes in news and his regular life he can’t forget. When he’s not writing you can find Kevin bingeing on games and cooking food.
You can Kevin’s other writing through here, follow him on Twitter (@baggingspam), and see some of his photography on 500px (@baggingspam). Kevin can be contacted at kevinlee[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.
Mike Pouliot – Contributor
Due to his proximity to Boston and his love for the city, Mike spends most of his time photographing urban scenes and life within these areas. Along with photography, Mike has a love for gadgets and technology which made the step from film to digital a natural and welcomed progression. When not at work or out shooting, you’ll likely find Mike out on the golf course or at a Red Sox game. Mike’s photography can be seen on Flickr at: mpouliotphoto You can also contact him at mikepouliot[at]thephoblographer[dot]com
Abram Goglanian- Contributor
With over 14 years as a photographer Abram Goglanian has a vast amount of experience in the industry. He studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography and presently works as a freelance photographer. His clients have included major corporations such as Disney, Ramada Maingate and GBI. Abram is passionate about the equipment that it takes to construct beautiful images and has worked with almost every major brand of 35mm system, as well as Medium and Large Format. He is also an advocate for the use of film and continues to use it in his daily work. Abram’s personal work has taken a turn towards street and documentary photography in recent years, and he strives to capture the emotion present in everyday life.
Contact Abram at: abramgoglanian[at]thephoblographer[dot]com