Staff/Contact Info

The Phoblographer is a website that explores the psychology of photographers as they do their work. It also offers reviews, tips, tutorials, and news from a lifestyle point of view. The site explores the photography world and pop culture’s effects on the art form.

General Emails:

  • News(at)thephoblographer(dot)com: news related inquiries
  • reviews(at)thephoblographer.(dot)com: goes to the reviews team.
  • advertising(at)thephoblographer(dot)com: goes to the site’s advertising team

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The Staff

Chris Gampat: Editor in Chief

Chris Gampat forged the Phoblographer in the heat resulting from the effects of 2008’s economic recession. Today, he manages the delicate balance of the Editorial and Business sides of the site. Chris has worked all around the industry: PDN, PCMag, IGN,, Imaging Resource, Magnum Photos, Gear Patrol, B&H Photo Video, American Photographic Artists, etc. He’s a former paparazzo, wedding photographer, and photojournalist. These days he’s mostly a conceptual photographer. His photographer can be found at The Gampat. He’s best known for a viral photo series around New York’s love of pizza! Quotes and interviews of Chris have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and television such as the LA Times, Glamour Magazine, CTV, NYTimes, Michelin, Creative Live, Studio C41, etc.

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.

Brett Day: Gear Editor

Brett is an award winning, published photographer who is originally from Brighton, England. Brett now resides in Bridge Creek, Oklahoma where lives with his wife and two children.

Brett specializes in portrait and event photography for his business, but loves to dabble in landscape and street photography in his spare time. Before becoming a full time photographer, Brett worked as a freelance journalist for Yahoo! where he covered breaking news in the technology field.

When not behind the camera, Brett loves to go hiking where he can explore and enjoy the great plains of Oklahoma, and can be found watching soccer (real football) on the TV with his son.

Mark Beckenbach: Copy Editor

Mark is a street photographer who has exhibited work in the US and internationally. He has lead photowalks, curated photography exhibitions and zines, and co-founded Back to the Lab – a community based organization in NYC focused on cultivating photography through workshops, guest speakers, and education. A New Yorker at heart, he currently lives in Shanghai with his wife, son, and dog. You can see his photography on his Instagram.

Dan Ginn: Arts and Culture Editor

Dan Ginn is a London based Street Photographer, with the main focus on color and simplicity. He has had his work international published through exhibitions, magazines and photo books. Dan is also a published writer, having written for several photographic organizations where he often talks about his journey through Street Photography.

To keep up to date with Dan, follow him on InstagramTwitter and make sure you visit his website too.

Hillary Grigonis: Reviews Editor

Hillary K. Grigonis is a Michigan-based photographer and tech writer. Hillary first developed her two passions — writing and photography — working at the local newspaper in high school and she’s been mixing the two ever since. As a freelance writer, she regularly writes about technology and photo gear. Her work has been published in Business Insider, Digital Trends, CreativeLive, and many others. 

After several years in photojournalism, she launched Hillary K Photography, where she focuses on weddings and portraits. Her photojournalism roots still show in her work that favors a mix of candid photography, and relaxed poses.

Hillary lives with her husband and three kids in the-middle-of-nowhere Michigan, where she also enjoys hiking, camping, crafting, and reading.

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