PPN.fm - Photo Podcast Network
PPN.fm - Photo Podcast Network
Marco Larousse
PPN.fm - Photo Podcast Network is your source of photography inspiration, education, information, and entertainment. Each month we cover inspiration, technique, mirrorless photography, Q&A, gear, and other photography-related topics - all in one feed. PPN is run by experienced photographers: Marco Larousse (founder, chief editor, producer and show host) Scott Bourne (founder and show host) You can get more information at www.PPN.fm Thank you for subscribing and listening! :)
Camera and Inspiration #40 | PPN | How can photographers find their place in the art market? - with Thomas Werner
On this PPN Camera and Inspiration episode, Marco interviewed a photographer, professor of photography, former gallery owner, and consultant for the creative industry, Thomas Werner.  Thomas is also the author of the book. “The Business of Fine Art Photography”.    This show is sponsored by MPB.com: www.MPB.com   Inspirational Photographer of the Month: Thomas picked Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. From Erin Olaf’s biography: “Erwin Olaf is an internationally exhibiting artist whose diverse practice centers around society’s marginalized individuals, including women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. In 2019 Olaf became a Knight of the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands after 500 works from his oeuvre were added to the collection of the Rijksmuseum. Taco Dibbits, Rijksmuseum director, called Olaf “one of the most important photographers of the final quarter of the 20th century”.”   You can also find out more about Erwin Olaf’s amazing work by visiting his website: https://www.erwinolaf.com/art How can photographers find their place in the art market? In the main segment of this show, Thomas gave some valuable tips on how photographers can prepare to enter the art market starting at a local level and how to proceed to pitch their work to galleries. But in order to also be financially successful, you need to treat this as a business and continue to expand your network and customer base through different channels.   If you want to dive deeper into this topic after listening to this episode, you can buy Thomas’ book “The Business of Fine Art Photography” here: Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ZFRXfp   Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month - Thomas picked three books:   1. Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945 by Martin Harrison An artistic look at the development of fashion photography Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ZDhwxn   2. “The Invisible Dragon” by Dave Hickey A book about the nature of beauty and desire written by an art critic Amazon: https://amzn.to/3rCO663   3. “Air Guitar” by Dave Hickey A fun book with essays about life and art Amazon: https://amzn.to/46crsR4     Links to Thomas Werner: Web: https://www.thomaswernerprojects.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaswernerprojects/ Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/  Eigen Energie Wende: https://www.eigenenergiewende.de   Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts  Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast Spotify: http://bit.ly/PPN-fm Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) which will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: LUMINAR NEO (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? We would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review of our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Oct 1, 2023
57 min
Camera and Inspiration #39 | PPN | How we deal with change in photography with Valérie Jardin
On this PPN Camera and Inspiration episode, Marco interviewed French-born photographer Valérie Jardin. She is probably best known for her street photography, and she has workshops in many places all over the world, she is also a photo book author.   This show is sponsored by MPB.com: www.MPB.com Inspirational Photographer of the Month: Valérie picked Saul Leiter who is a constant inspiration for her. Next to his fantastic photo books, Valérie also talked about a film documentary about Saul Leiter, which she highly recommends anyone to see. The Documentary is called: “In no great hurry” and it can be rented or purchased here: http://innogreathurry.com/.   You can also find out more about Saul Leiter’s work by visiting his foundation website: https://www.saulleiterfoundation.org/ Change in photography and how we deal with it: In the main segment of this show, Valérie explained how she has been dealing with and embracing change in her photography career. She talks about how she switched from commercial- to street photography, to teaching workshops, and how she has dealt with starting and ending her active podcasting career. Marco also took some notes on how Valéries' “worry less and do what you love” approach could fit into his future photography career. Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: Valérie’s pick: “The Business of Fine Art Photography” by Thomas Werner.   From the publisher’s description: “This guide for aspiring and exhibiting photographers alike combines practice and concept to provide a roadmap to navigating and succeeding in the fine art photography marketplace locally, domestically, and internationally.” The book is published by Bloomsbury Academic and has 251 pages Amazon: https://amzn.to/44xJfAo   German Street Photography Festival at PHOTOPIA  that Marco mentioned:  German Street Photography Festival is a part of PHOTOPIA 21. - 24. September 2023 (Hamburg, Germany) https://www.photopia-hamburg.com/en/ Links to Valérie Jardin: Web: https://valeriejardinphotography.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valeriejardin/ Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/  Eigen Energie Wende: https://www.eigenenergiewende.de   Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts  Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast Spotify: http://bit.ly/PPN-fm Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) which will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: LUMINAR NEO (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review of our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Aug 30, 2023
58 min
Camera and Inspiration #38 | PPN | Water People Stories - The creation process for meaningful photo projects with Dr. Pia Parolin
On this PPN Camera and Inspiration episode, Marco interviewed the biologist, photographer, and author Dr. Pia Parolin on the show. Pia has published different books in the field of biology and in the field of photography. With her latest photo project “Water People Stories”, she uses the access and skills that she has in both professions, to make her scientific work more accessible to the broad public.   This show is sponsored by MPB.com: www.MPB.com   Inspirational Photographer of the Month: Pia picked Russian-born American photographer Anastasia Samoylova. Anastasia’s work revolves around environmentalism, consumerism, and the picturesque. She has exhibited her work in many museums worldwide. She has also published several photo books with some of the finest publishers in the industry. You can find out more about Anastasia Samoylova’s work by visiting her website: https://www.anasamoylova.com/ Water People Stories - The creation process for meaningful photo projects: In the main segment of this show, Pia shared how she started her latest photo project “Water People Stories” - the project combines her work and skills as a scientist in wetland ecology and as a photographer for street- and documentary photography. Pia realized that scientists are often good at communicating their results amongst themselves. But they are usually not that good at communicating it outside the scientific world. Pia wants to change that with her new photo project, where she combines her scientific experience and access with her photography. In this project, she wants to tell individual stories about people all around the world, and how water impacts their daily lives. For those people who live in urban spaces, access to water is taken for granted. But that is not the case for people all around the world, and climate change and global warming may have a negative impact on the water supply for many more people in the future.  Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: Pia’s pick: “Floridas by Anastasia Samoylova". From the publisher’s description: “Evans witnessed modern Florida emerging in the 1930s, with its blend of cultures, waves of tourism, stark beauty, and blatant vulgarity. He photographed there until the 1970s, making Polaroids that still feel contemporary. Samoylova inherits what Evans saw coming. With intelligence and humor, she picks her way through the seductions and disappointments of a place that symbolizes the contradictions of the United States today. In Floridas, photographs by Samoylova and Evans are presented in parallel, weaving past and present, switching between black-and-white and color imagery…” The book is published by Steidel and has 192 pages Amazon: https://amzn.to/471qfwR Photo Festivals that Marco and Pia mentioned:   German Street Photography Festival is a part of PHOTOPIA 21. - 24. September 2023 (Hamburg, Germany) https://www.photopia-hamburg.com/en/   Regensburg Festival of Photography 23. - 26. November 2023 (Regensburg, Germany) https://festival-fotografischer-bilder.de/   Open Your Eyes Zurich from September 8. - October 15. 2023 (Zurich, Switzerland) https://openyoureyesfestival.photo/de/ Links to Pia Parolin: Web: https://www.piaparolin.com/ Instagram: @piaparolinphoto YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCha1UoRqcGOud_W_cyJCFjQ Facebook: pia.parolin   Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/  Eigen Energie Wende: https://www.eigenenergiewende.de   Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts  Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast Spotify: http://bit.ly/PPN-fm Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) which will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link. Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: LUMINAR NEO (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings) And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review of our shows on iTunes. About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Jul 27, 2023
1 hr
Camera and Inspiration #37 | PPN | How to publish your photo book with Martin U Waltz
On this PPN Camera and Inspiration episode, Marco interviewed the photographer, author, and educator Martin U Waltz on the show. Martin has published three different photo books with three different publishers in the past 12 months and shared his different experiences and tips as a photographer about the process of photo book publishing.   Martin was also on the previous PPN Camera and Inspiration podcast episode #28, where he shared tips on how to get your photos into a photo exhibition. You can go back and listen to this episode here: https://www.photopodcasts.com/podcasts/camera-and-inspiration-28-ppn-how-to-get-your-photos-into-an-exhibition-with-martin-u-waltz This show is sponsored by MPB.com: www.MPB.com Inspirational Photographer of the Month: Martin picked Tunesion-born photographer Skander Khlif. Skander is a documentary photographer who is based in Munich, Germany. He describes his work as “documenting life in public space by telling stories while retaining a note of mystery.” Martin is very impressed by Skanders work, whom he describes as a wanderer between worlds and cultures with a vast portfolio of extremely creative and well-composed images. You can find out more about Skander Khlif's work by visiting his website: https://skanderkhlif.com/stories How to get your photo book published: In the main segment of this show, Martin shared valuable information and different approaches on how to get your photo book published by a publisher. His information is based on the different photo books that he has published with different publishing houses in the past and covers the main steps from the photo book idea, selecting and contacting publishers, to the writing and photo selection process. Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: Martin’s pick: “Harry Gruyaert” Photographs by Harry Gruyaert. Martin picked the photo book: “Harry Gruyaert” by Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert. From the publisher's description: “Born in Antwerp in 1941 and a member of Magnum Photos since 1982, Harry Gruyaert revolutionized creative and experimental uses of color in the 1970s and 1980s. Influenced by cinema and American photographers, his work defined new territory for color photography: an emotive, non-narrative, and boldly graphic way of perceiving the world… …Gruyaert’s images are autonomous, often independent of any context or thematic logic. This volume, the first retrospective of his work, is a superb overview of his personal quest for freedom of expression and the liberation of the senses.”  The book is published by Thames & Hudson and has 144 pages Amazon: https://amzn.to/3NuuU1b   Marco also mentioned the three books, that Martin has recently published and talked about on the show:   Streetfotografie made in Germany 357 pages in German, published by Rheinwerk Verlag Amazon: https://amzn.to/46vIk5K   Next Level Streetfotografie: 256 pages in German, published by dpunkt Verlag Amazon: https://amzn.to/3NvwW1g   Berlin Unseen: 208 pages in English and German, published by teNeues Verlag Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PEBrsT   Links to Martin U Waltz: Web: https://www.StreetBerlin.net    Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/  Eigen Energie Wende: https://www.eigenenergiewende.de   Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts  Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast Spotify: http://bit.ly/PPN-fm Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) which will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: LUMINAR NEO (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review of our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.  
Jun 29, 2023
43 min
Camera and Inspiration #36 | PPN | Motivation to start new photo projects with Sean Tucker
On this PPN Camera and Inspiration episode, Marco invited the inspiring photographer, author, and YouTuber Sean Tucker who has been on Marco’s interview wishlist the longest and who has been requested to be a guest the most by PPN listeners. Sean was invited to this show because Marco had the feeling, that we all could use an inspirational jump-start right now, to get our creativity going and to either level up on current projects or to get inspired to start new photo projects.   This show is sponsored by MPB.com: www.MPB.com Inspirational Photographer of the Month: Sean picked Canadian-born photographer Joey Lawrence (Joey L.). Sean is impressed by how tasteful Joey creates his portraits and how meaningful his work is. Joey has some personal projects like the tribes of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia, the guerrilla fighters of Kurdistan, and Holy Men in India, where he mixes natural light and strobes to create very striking images. You can find out more about Joey L.’s work by visiting his website: http://joeyl.com Here are some behind-the-scenes videos of the three photo projects:: http://joeyl.com/onset/videos Motivation to pick up your camera and start new photo projects: In the main segment of this show, Sean shared different approaches to get in the right mindset to think about new projects or to level up on existing projects. Making friends with change and “embracing the suck” is part of the process, that helps us to explore and expand our mental, creative, and technical mindset for future photo projects. Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: Sean’s pick: “BYWAYS” Photographs by Roger A. Deakins. Sean is inspired by Rager A. Deakins as he is one of his favorite cinematographers who has done some of the most beautiful films of the last 20 years. Deakins' photos in this book are from rural North Devon and the neighboring seaside dating back as far as 1971. Sean likes the way Deakins frames his images with the same eye that he has when he composes his movies - but without the famous actors and lighting setup.  So it is like the purest version of his vision to Sean. The book is published by Thames & Hudson and has 160 pages Amazon US: amzn.to/43eROAq Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/43DNURv Marco’s pick: “The Meaning in the Making (A Philosophy - for the Creative Life)” by Sean Tucker.   Author’s description: This book contains personal stories interwoven with the psychological, philosophical, and spiritual practices which help me stay a mentally healthy, inspired, and motivated "maker of things." I may be known first and foremost as a photographer, but this book has been written for anyone who makes anything; from filmmakers to musicians, and from painters to writers. So, no matter what your chosen creative outlet is, this book is for you. The book is published by rocky nook and has 328 pages   rocky nook (English version): https://rockynook.com/shop/print/the-meaning-in-the-making/#   Amazon Germany (German version): https://amzn.to/3C07hZh   Audiobook (English) version: https://www.seantucker.photography/store/the-meaning-in-the-making-audiobook Links to Sean Tucker: Web: https://www.seantucker.photography  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seantuck/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seantuckerphoto  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seantuck  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/seantuckerphoto     Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/  Eigen Energie Wende: https://www.eigenenergiewende.de   Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts  Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast Spotify: http://bit.ly/PPN-fm Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) which will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: LUMINAR NEO (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review of our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
May 31, 2023
53 min
Camera and Inspiration #35 | PPN | AI and Toy Photography a fun discussion with Scott Bourne
After a longer than anticipated break, Marco invited back his friend and PPN co-founder Scott Bourn to the 6. PPN birthday anniversary show. They did some catching up on what they had been up to since the last episode aired and then covered Scott’s new photo genre “toy photography” which later transitioned into covering the good, the bad and the implications that Ai photography may have on the industry and society.   This show is sponsored by MPB.com: www.MPB.com Inspirational Photographer of the Month:   Scott picked Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948 in Tokyo). Scott is particularly impressed that Hiroshi Sugimoto has reinvented himself and his photography many times and always became a true master at the genres that he worked at. Sugimoto has won many international photo awards and exhibited his work in museums and galleries around the world. You can find out more about Hiroshi Sugimoto by visiting his website: https://www.sugimotohiroshi.com   Here is a video interview where Hiroshi Sugimoto talks about his diorama work: https://youtu.be/q9GiyPbLYPg Toy Photography and some pros and Cons of the Development of AI in Photography.   In the main segment, Scott explained how he got into toy photography and shared some insights on his pre- and post-production approach for his impressive photos. In his process, Scott also saw lots of advantages to partially using AI in his post-processing workflow and has since embraced it and pushed his work to new frontiers. This led to an interesting discussion between Marco and Scott on the recent developments of AI in photography and how this may influence the photo industry and society in the future. Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: “Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models” by Hiroshi Sugimoto.   Scott was so inspired by the work of Hirosho Sugimoto, that he also picked his book: “Conceptual Forms and Mathematical Models”. The photos in this book show the degree of perfection that Hiroshi Sugimoto strives for in his images. Capturing still life forms in technical perfection while creating interesting museum art is what can be learned from the images in this book. The book is published by: Hatje Cantz; Illustrated Edition (24. March 2015) 96 Pages   Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/41DHb9y   Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3olvHZB Links to Scott Bourne: Web: http://toyphotographs.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bourne.scott/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottbourne  Vero: vero.co/scottbourne   Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/  Eigen Energie Wende: https://www.eigenenergiewende.de   Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts  Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast Spotify: http://bit.ly/PPN-fm Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) which will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: LUMINAR NEO (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review of our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Apr 25, 2023
57 min
Camera and Inspiration #34 | PPN | How Artists can build up resilience through adaptation - with Jeffery Saddoris
Artists have been hit hard in the past 12 months of the pandemic. Yet some have managed to make the best out of the situation and created amazing new projects and ways to distribute their art. In this episode, we take a closer look at ways how artists can build up resilience through adaptation. Marco invited the artist and podcast creator Jeffery Saddoris to the show, for an inspiring discussion about this topic.     This show is sponsored by COSYSPEED: www.COSYSPEED.com and Luminar photo editing software: http://bit.ly/ppnluminar4    Jeffery Saddoris is a New York based artist who was born in California was born in California and became a technical theater major in college. After working on scenery and costume design at different theaters in the US, he changed directions and became an Art Director at Universal Studios. Since High-School, he has always explored photography and painting as a hobby and merged both passions together in mixed media art. After many years of practicing and teaching photography, he wanted to share and discuss the creative process in photography and art with the world. After six years of co-hosting the popular podcast On TAkin Pictures, he now produces his own series of podcasts on creativity like “Process Driven”, Iterations”, or “In Between”. He’s also the author of a great photography guide “Photography by the Letter” (link: https://jefferysaddoris.com/photography-by-the-letter/ ). Inspirational Photographer of the Month: Jeffery picks Philippe Halsman (1906 - 1979) as his inspirational photographer of the month. Philippe Halsman is especially known for his portrait photography of famous people. He has shot many cover photos for magazines like LIFE, TIME, and VOGUE magazine. You can check out his work on his website: http://philippehalsman.com  Main Topic:  In the main part of the show, Marco and Jeffery discussed how artists can build up resilience by adapting to the new situation. They share how adapting has sometimes even helped them to expand their creative horizons and workflow and also what they have done to stay physically & mentally healthy during this difficult time. Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: “Once” by Wim Wenders Wim Wenders is not only one of the greatest minds of contemporary film - but he also manages to transform his art of poetic storytelling into photography. “Once” can be viewed as a visual travel diary that Wender’s captured during his trips around the world when he scouted out movie locations. Publisher: D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel Hardcover with 256 pages   Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2QkKEtD  Wim Wenders: https://www.wim-wenders.com/photo/once-photographs-by-wim-wenders/  Here are the links to Jeffery’s work, podcasts, and social media accounts: Website: https://jefferysaddoris.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jefferysaddoris/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/jefferysaddoris Podcast: https://jefferysaddoris.com/everything/  Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@jefferysaddoris    Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@marcolarousse  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/    Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: http://bit.ly/ppnluminar4 (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Apr 12, 2021
1 hr 8 min
Camera and Inspiration #33 | PPN | Can Photographers and Gallerists be friends? - with Bastian Hertel
In this episode, we take a closer look at the relationship between photographers and photo gallerists. And to cover this topic, Marco has invited photographer and photo gallerist Bastian Hertel to the show.   This show is sponsored by COSYSPEED: www.COSYSPEED.com and Luminar photo editing software: http://bit.ly/ppnluminar4   Bastian Hertel is a German photographer and photo gallerist. He is self-taught and his photography focuses mainly on street photography. Bastian has a very personal approach to his photography as he is trying to find subjects that fit into or reflect his personal emotions at the time when he is photographing. About 3 years ago, he wanted to bring his photography into the “real world” and opened up a photo gallery that focuses on street- and landscape photography. https://www.erstereihe.hamburg   Bastian picked Michael Wolf as the PPN inspirational photographer of the month. Michael Wolf was a German-born artist and photographer who started his career as a photojournalist and entered the art world quite late in his career. He became very famous quickly after releasing his “Life in Cities” and “Tokyo Compression” series. Bastian likes the consistency in Michael Wolf’s work approach by structuring his topics and working very consistently on his subtopics that also fit into a larger main topic. His work was exhibited all over the world and he won many photography awards. Michael Wolf died in 2019 at age 64. You can check out his work on his website: https://photomichaelwolf.com   In the main part of the show, Marco and Bastian discuss the topic if photographers and gallerists can be friends. In order to answer that question, they look at how a gallery is run and what is needed in order to bring a photographer's pictures onto the gallery's walls. This conversation can be very valuable for photographers as it gives a look behind the walls of a gallery and creates an understanding of what is needed in order to make the photographer & gallerist relationship work. Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: “Saul Leiter: Retrospective - Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen Hamburg.” Saul Leiter’s book “Retrospective” was published along with the retrospective exhibition at the Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen in Hamburg in 2012, one year before Saul Leiter died. Leiter saw himself as a painter and loved the color but color photography was regarded as “low art” for most of the 20th Century. But Saul Leiter managed to become one of the great pioneers of color photography in the art world.   Publisher: Kehrer Hardcover with 296 pages   Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2P8yRhw Publisher Info (ENG): https://www.kehrerverlag.com/en/haus-der-photographie-deichtorhallen-hamburg-saul-leiter-retrospektive-978-3-86828-258-0?___from_store=de Here are the links to Bastian’s work, gallery, and social media accounts: Web: https://www.bastianhertel.de Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bastianhertel/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bastianhertelphotographer/   Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1 Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/   Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: http://bit.ly/ppnluminar4 (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and creating stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Mar 3, 2021
51 min
Camera and Inspiration #32 | PPN | Inspiration for photo assignments and projects - with Valérie Jardin
To start off the new year for our PPN listeners, Marco has invited back his photographer friend Valérie Jardin to share some inspiration for photo assignments and projects with the audience.   This show is sponsored by COSYSPEED: www.COSYSPEED.com and Luminar photo editing software: http://bit.ly/ppnluminar4      Valérie Jardin is a French photographer, currently residing in the United States. She is self-taught and worked for several years as a commercial photographer. Today, Valérie is known internationally through her workshops. When she is not teaching others the art of visual storytelling, Valérie is a prolific author, a speaker, and a podcast producer of the bi-weekly show Hit The Streets with Valérie Jardin. She is also an official X-Photographer for Fujifilm USA. She lives and breathes in pixels   Valérie picked Neil Kramer from the US as the PPN inspirational photographer of the month. Neil has inspired Valérie with his photo series that is documenting his life with his ex-wife and 86-years-old mother inside his two-bedroom apartment during the lockdown. Neil is a great example of how a photographer can find inspiration and a photo project even in the most limiting circumstances. Neil and his photo series have been covered by international media outlets, such as NBC’s The Today Show, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan Japan, and more.  You can check out Neil’s work on Instagram: @neilochka https://www.instagram.com/neilochka/    In the main part of the show, Valérie and Marco discuss ideas on how to find inspiration and approach photo assignments and projects.    Current projects by Valérie:   ON ICE: https://valeriejardinphotography.com/on-ice   Objet du Jour: https://valeriejardinphotography.com/objet-du-jour Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: “Street Photography Assignments - 75 reasons to Hit the Streets and Learn.” by Valérie Jardin.   In this book, Valérie offers 75 hands-on photo assignments for photographers, that can get you inspired and motivated to go out with your camera and improve your vision and skills.  The book is published by: rockynook and has 204 pages.   Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/3iYZ3pQ  rockynook: https://rockynook.com/shop/photography/street-photography-assignments/  Here are the links to Valérie’s work and social media accounts: Web: www.valeriejardin.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valeriejardin/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hit-streets-valerie-jardin/id1155913704   Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/    Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: http://bit.ly/ppnluminar4 (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate it if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Jan 29, 2021
45 min
Camera and Inspiration #31 | PPN | What are the positive things that we take away from 2020 - with Scott Bourne
Marco invited back his friend and PPN co-founder Scott Bourn to the traditional “end of the year in front of the virtual fireplace” Camera and Inspiration episode. 2020 was a very tough year for many of us, but instead of focusing on the bad (which there was plenty off) Scot and Marco looked at the positive things that they have done and learned in the past 12 months. And some of the things they would not have been able to do without the pandemic slowing them down in their regular routine.   This show is sponsored by COSYSPEED: http://bit.ly/cosyspeedbags and Luminar photo editing software: http://bit.ly/ppnluminar4    Inspirational photographer of the month: Scott picked Richard Sibbald who is one of Canada’s leading photographers. Richard has been photographing the world’s most celebrated musicians, movie stars, models and rock bands. And he is the photographer that captured the images to this month's photography book pic “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass.” You can find out more about Richard Sibbals by visiting his website: http://www.richardsibbald.com Or you can listen to Scott’s interview with RIchard on Scott’s podcast: https://www.bigscottymusic.com/post/big-scotty-guitar-podcast-4 What are the positive things that we take away from 2020? In the main segment, Scott and Marco share how they have dealt with the many restrictions of the Corona year 2020 and what positive effects they were able to generate for their photography and other fields that could benefit their career in the long run. Here are some of the projects that Scott and arco mention during this segment:   - Marco produced a Corona photo documentary series and organized a group photo exhibition in a gallery with a virtual live vernissage and artist talk (in German). https://youtu.be/hB4H2sFSa9g   - This is a view at the magazine for the exhibition: https://youtu.be/nRfeeK1HzLk - The magazine can be purchased here: https://www.erstereihe.hamburg/products/magazine-stand-der-dinge-corona-krise-2020   - Scott was not able to follow the migratory birds around the county this year, so he focused on his other passion and made portraits of his guitars: https://www.guitarportraits.com   Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month: “Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass” by Geddy Lee. Geddy Lee is the vocalist and bassist from the famous rock group Rush. He owns a huge collection of guitars that he had photographed by the inspirational photographer pick of this month, Richard Sibbald. This is a massive book (408 pages) full of beautifully arranged and photographed guitars. If you are into music or need some inspiration how a “product” photo like a static guitar can be filled with life and captured in a worthy manner, then this book is for you!  The book is published by: Harper Design; Illustrated Edition (18. Dezember 2018) 408 Pages Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/38HYN9W Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Geddy-Lees-Beautiful-Book-Bass/dp/0062747835/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=geddy+lee+book+of+bass&qid=1609011563&sr=8-1   Links to Scott Bourne: Web: https://scottbourne.online  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bourne.scott/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottbourne  Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottbourne  Podcast: https://picturemethods.com/category/podcasts/    Links to Marco Larousse: Web: www.MarcoLarousse.com  Twitter: @HamburgCam Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marco.larousse/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarcoLarousse1  Workshops: https://www.marcolarousse.com/street-photography-workshops/    Links to PPN: Web: www.PhotoPodcasts.com or PPN.fm Twitter: @Photopodcasts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photopodcasts/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/PPNPhotoPodcastNetwork  Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/ppn-apple-podcasts  Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/PPN-GooglePodcast Spotify: http://bit.ly/PPN-fm Please support our show by using our B&H affiliate link (click here) or Amazon Germany link (click here) that will not cost you a penny more than when you are buying at B&H or Amazon without our link.   Check out the Skylum LUMINAR software: Link: http://bit.ly/ppnluminar4 (use the discount code “PHOTOPODCASTS” at checkout for extra savings)   And please share this podcast with your friends and subscribe via Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, or search for “PPN” in your favorite podcast app. We would also love to get your feedback. Is there anything that you want us to cover on the show in the future? And we would appreciate if you could take a short moment to rate or post a quick review for our shows on iTunes.   About this show: On the monthly “Camera and Inspiration” podcast show of the PPN - Photo Podcast Network, Marco and usually a guest discuss the essence of photography and how to photograph with more intent. Determining the “why” before the “how” in photography is essential to understanding your subject better and create stronger images. In each episode, they introduce you to an inspirational photographer of the month and also share an inspirational photo book of the month.
Dec 29, 2020
58 min
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