How I Caught the Photo Bug: Editor in Chief Chris Gampat

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See that photo of me above? That was me four years ago–freshly into of the early stage of my photography career.

Most people that know me will say that I shoot various things: weddings, models, anything requiring a complicated lighting setup, street, and more. I had my paparazzi stage when I got out of college and I’ve also been an events shooter. But if you had to ask me how I got my start in photography, you’d probably never guess how it happened or why it happened. And if you look at my entire career and gauge where I am now, you’ll see a tremendous difference in not only the creative self expression, but in the entire thought process as well. If you asked the 18 year old me where I would be in life in my late 20’s, I would’ve told you that I’d be a mid-level editor at a major magazine or newspaper. And that younger self wouldn’t ever have expected to be telling the story of how he caught the photo bug.

And like most things, it’s partially a love story.

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