Portrait captured at the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Japan. Photo by  Yaling Chan .

Portrait captured at the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Japan. Photo by Yaling Chan.

Julian Chokkattu is a journalist and photographer. He currently is the mobile editor at Digital Trends, an online publication, covering smartphones and wearables. He has previously worked for TechCrunch, and New Jersey Advance Media.

Julian graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, with a Bachelor of Arts in 2014, majoring in English and Journalism & Media Studies. 

Born in the U.S., he returned in 2004 after spending most of his childhood in Sri Lanka. He developed an interest in photography during a trip to India in 2011. To develop his writing and photography skills, he joined Rutgers' independent newspaper, The Daily Targum, where he served as news editor from 2013 to 2014. He currently uses a Nikon Z6, but previously used the Nikon D7000.


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