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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.

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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 a large number of publications on the web and spent some time at both Magnum Photos, and B&H Photo Video. He specializes in content development and Social Media marketing campaigns for the creative industry. Chris is a former paparazzi, portrait photographer, wedding photographer, and photojournalist. These days, he’s primarily a photo editor. Chris has been featured in national magazines, newspapers and television such as the LA Times, CTV, NYTimes, Washington Post, 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.

Anthony Thurston- Curation Editor


Anthony is an internationally published photographer and writer based in the Pacific Northwest. Specializing primarily in boudoir photography, Anthony also appreciates a variety of other photography genres including sports, nature, and lifestyle. He currently resides in Oregon with his wife, Brittany, and two children, Michael and Noah. …And his Fuji X-Pro2.

At the Phoblographer, he handles and works closely with the news and culture team.

He can be reached at AnthonyThurston[at]thephoblographer[dot]com

Mark Beckenbach- Copy Editor


Mark took up photography in earnest in 2006. He is a founding member of Camera of the Month Club, and also a member of NYCSPC: two New York City photography groups that host open monthly meetings, put on exhibits, and create digital and print zines. A street photographer, Mark primarily shoots with a Yashica T3 and a Bessa R3A. Some of his work can be found on Instagram under the name hussshhh. He currently resides in Manhattan’s Chinatown with his wife, son, and cocker spaniel.

Joy Asto: Culture/News Writer

Joy Celine Asto is a writer, film photographer, and part-time traveler from Manila, Philippines. She finds bliss in exploring whatever surrounds her and documenting it in photos and stories. She runs on caffeine, lives on books, savors good music, and thrives in everything creative.

Check out Joy’s website.


Olivia Pasquarelli: Contributor

Olivia Pasquarelli is a photographer, writer, and graphic designer that resides in Brooklyn, New York. She works full time as Foto Care’s Digital Media Specialist and Events Coordinator, which places her in the center of New York City’s photographic community. As a freelancer, Olivia often shoots events and live performances, but her heart lies in Fine Art and Documentary photography.

Olivia is also a writer, and has published work for various blogs and media sources. You can find her frequenting the boardwalk and beach at Coney Island with her camera. She believes that nothing in life is mundane or coincidental, and uses her camera and her writing to capture the beauty that surrounds her.

Dan Ginn: Contributor

Dan Ginn is a London based Street Photographer, with a main focus on colour 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 organisations 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.

James Moreton: Contributor

I live in rural Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland and have been shooting film for the last 10 years. Building a permanent darkroom in my house has been the last piece of the puzzle. I am deeply interested in personal documentary photography and I’m obsessed with photobooks – and coffee.

For me photography is a very personal form of self-expression and an interesting way to jog the memory. Photography is a vehicle that allows me look at subjects in detail, provokes my own thought process and lets me reflect on past experiences.

Check out my website, instagram and facebook.

Tracie Jean Maglosky: Contributor


Tracie Maglosky is an award-winning wedding and portrait photographer living in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area. Her studio is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati’s Brewery and Arts District in Over the Rhine. As a distinguished member of the Visionary Program for Olympus Imaging America, Tracie was the first female Trailblazer brought on to the Olympus team, shortly after, promoted to Visionary. Tracie travels frequently to present her photography, off-camera flash and studio lighting techniques for weddings and portraiture along with proven business strategies at WPPI, PPE, Imaging USA, Click Away and more.

Tracie has been published in PDN, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, Digital Imaging Reporter, Digital Photo Pro, Professional Photographer Magazine, Photo Life, Photographer’s Forum and Venue Magazine. 2015 Winner of the Best Portrait Photographer in Cincinnati and 2012-2016 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award. Tracie was chosen by Clear Channel as the official photographer for iHeartRadio as lead photographer for their iHeartRadio campaign and the Cincinnati Bell/iHeartRadio Fireworks. She continues to give back to her community by donating her time to a number of charity organizations, such as The Sister Accord, William S. Olson Make-a-Wish Foundation and Lakota Schools.

A busy mother of three boys, Tracie has a passion for weddings and capturing the moment…”because it only happens once.” She has never met a stranger and continues to celebrate the beauty of the world through every captured moment with her lens.”

Tracie can be followed at her website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Nathan Hostetter: Contributor

Kansas born, and living in Los Angeles, I am a freelance photographer focusing on portrait and event photography. I have always loved photographing people; whether it’s a model, a couple, or just people in every day situations, there’s always a new story to tell. While mobile photography has always been a hobby of mine, I picked up my first DSLR in 2014 before taking a trip to Israel.

A big reason I got into photography was to escape music. I’ve been a musician and a song writer since high school, but that industry has plenty of highs and lows. I was going through a bit of a personal crisis with my music and where it was (and wasn’t) going, so I borrowed a 5D and left the country.

Today I spend most of my time behind the lens working on fashion shoots, engagements, and the occasional small wedding. I love looking for new perspectives on the same old shots and always exploring new techniques. Check out my website.

Xavier D. Buendia: Contributor

I was raised between Mexico City and Barcelona; from an early age food became a huge part of my life. My grandma would tell me her recipes while cooking to keep me entertained while my father would do the most amazing Mediterranean cooking on the weekends.

Years later I would cook for my friends in high school. That early passion for food led me to a 15 year career in the catering industry; first as a chef, then as a sommelier after finishing my studies in Food and Beverage management.

I travelled half of the world working at top restaurants, hotels and country clubs. But it all gradually stopped when in 2009 I moved to South East England. Soon after arriving, my interest in the service industry faded and was replaced for one of my other life time passions… photography.
It was worth the efforts when I realized I could combine both interests and passions and turn it into a business. Now I make delicious food pictures as a full time food photographer. I won an award, I get to write about food and wine and the best thing is that I’m always working with incredibly talented and equally passionate chefs and restaurateurs.

Check out Xavier’s website.



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