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Interview with Phoblographer Founder Chris Gampat

The Phoblographer has long been one of the leading sources of information for the modern photographer. It's also been our favorite photography blog for years. We were lucky enough to be able to team up with them to do a unique collab. As part of that process, we sat down with the Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Chris Gampat.  Join us as we learn more about Chris, The Phoblographer, and what inspired the designs in this new collection. 

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Interview with Japan Camera Hunter

Japan Camera Hunter is a Tokyo-based film photography connoisseur and procurer of high-end equipment. JCH - as most people know him - has established a reputation over the years of being able to find rare, limited-edition, and ultra pristine condition cameras and lenses from around the world.  In addition to his Instagram (an excellent source of film photography information), JCH also has his own film line, StreetPan400, which has become a cult hit among black and white film photographers.  To celebrate the launch of the brand new JCH x TogTees collaboration (our first trans-global collab), we sat down - virtually - with Japan Camera Hunter to learn more about his work and how he got to where he is.  Stay tuned, we'll be...

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7 Minutes With @ABrilliantDummy

After months of hard work, today we're launching a brand new set of original collab tees with made with Philadelphia's very own @ABrilliantDummy. To celebrate the launch of the first design, we sat down with the artist to understand what motivates her passion for photography.  What was your first camera? I started taking pictures on my Samsung Galaxy Note 1 some 5 years ago now. I remember people asking me to do photoshoots with them and when I would show up and pull my phone out- their jaws would drop...lol. As clients and projects began to get bigger I finally moved to an entry level Canon Rebel T5. Describe your style of photography in three words Pure colorful imaginations. If you could...

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7 Minutes with @BillyCress

  To celebrate the launch of our brand new TogTees x Billy Cress line, we sat down with Billy himself for the latest installment in our "7 Minutes With" Interview Series. We talked about how he got started in photography, his favorite place to shoot in Philly, and a whole lot more. Read on to find out... What was your first camera? My first camera was a 90's Nikon film camera back in high school. I'm unsure of the model. It was my parents' camera that I used for my darkroom photo classes. I shot entirely in black and white since that was what we developed. I loved that process and miss it a lot. Developing the negatives, printing the photos, and...

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The story behind our Streets Dept collaboration tees

By Conrad Benner, @StreetsDept Hello Tog Tees Readers!  I can not express enough how excited I am to work with Tog Tees on my new Streets Dept line. Creating a little line of t-shirts has been something I've wanted to do for some time, and when Tog Tees approached me, explaining that they were a Philly-based company looking to create photography and photographer-themed tees, I jumped at the chance.  The process of creating the two Streets Dept tees was really fun, and really introspective. It started with a three hour brainstorming with the folks at TogTees, and many coffees. After spending about the first hour just talking about who I am and what I've done over the now five years since...

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