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 the reviews, tutorials and tips 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 and MAC Group amongst others. He specializes in content development and Social Media marketing campaigns for the creative industry. Chris also freelances for many other publications such as Digital Camera Review, Gear Patrol, Imaging Resource, and Resource Magazine.
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. Photography is second nature for Julius. He has written for PCMag.com, Geek.com, and Rainn Wilson’s website, SoulPancake.
You can email him at JuliusMotal[at]thephoblographer.com
Felix Esser- News Editor
Felix is a massive gearhead and enthusiastic about all kinds of tech-geekery. He loves to share his passion for photography and photographic gear with others, which is why he enjoys writing about new stuff so much. In his main career, he is a doctoral student in historical linguistics — writing thus comes to him as second nature. During his few spare time between attending to his family, working on his thesis and writing for The Phoblographer, he enjoys shooting both digital and film-based cameras, be they mirrorless, compact rangefinders or SLRs.
Felix runs his own private blog on photography (although now rarely updated since he’s been working for The Phoblographer). You can also follow him on Facebook (Efix Photography), Twitter (@efixphoto) and Instagram (@efixphoto). Some of his pictures can be seen over at Flickr (efixphoto) and 500px (efixphoto) as well.
You can support Felix by using his links to B&H Photo when buying stuff.
You can reach him at FelixEsser[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.
Abram Goglanian- Features Editor
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
Ibarionex Perello- Contributor
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.
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