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[dot[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.
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 street shooter, and his work can be found on his website. He has written previously for PCMag.com and Geek.com. He occasionally tweets and throws photos on Instagram. He’s currently based in New York City.
You can email him at JuliusMotal[at]thephoblographer.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.
Ibarionex can be contacted at IbarionexPerello[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.
Kevin can be contacted at kevinlee[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.
Amanda Bellucco Chatham – Features Writer
Amanda grew up listening to everyone tell her she was destined to be a writer. She became a photographer instead. Today, she actively works as both from her native Upstate New York. With a profound love for the tech side of the industry, she regularly contributes articles for the likes of B&H Photo Video, the Lynda.com Blog, Contrastly Photography Magazine, and others. For fun, Amanda cooks, dabbles in other fine arts, and collects and restores old cameras (with a huge soft spot for medium format). You can view her work on her website, or see what she’s up to on Facebook or Twitter.
Amanda can be contacted at AmandaBellucco[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.