Dec 31, 2017
This is episode #9 of the Camera and Inspiration show at “PPN - Photo Podcast Network” for December 2017.
On the last PPN episode of 2017, Marco and Scott sit down in front of their virtual fireplace and talk about the past year in terms of inspiration and photography at PPN.
Scott picks this month inspirational photographer: Irving Penn (1917 - 2009). He was an American fashion and portrait photographer who created an amazing body of work. Please check out his work here:
Listener Jerome from Chicago, Illinois asked Marco for a behind the scene peek. How is a PPN episode produced? Marco gave a quick rundown on what happens before the listeners can download each new episode.
Main part: Looking back at the highlights of the 2017 PPN Camera and Inspiration episodes:
Scott picked: Diane Arbus (1923-1971), American photographer who focused part of her photography on documenting marginalized people.
We talked about why we (humans) are so attached to photography and the importance of preserving visual memories for future generations.
Scott shared some basic tips on how you can easily become better at the craft of photography by following a few simple advices.
Marco picked: Fan Ho (Henri Cartier Bresson of the East), Chinese photographer and film director.
This was the print episode where Marco interviewed the PR manager from White Wall on how to get the desired print results from an external print vendor. They covered ICC and monitor profiling, paper selection, etc.
Scott picked Georgia O’Keeffe famous painter (the muse of Alfred Stieglitz).
The main topic was on how reducing gear on your photo endeavors can actually improve your photography. Know your camera and lens better.
Marco picked Robert Doisneau (French photographer known for the image “The Kiss”).
Summer vacation episode with a discussion if you should even bring a camera on vacations. And how to make this an enjoyable experience for you and those who travel with you.
Scott picks John Paul Caponigro - American environmental fine art photographer.
Scott gave a lesson on how to correctly approach bird photography and become better at it.
Marco picks Gerda Tarot, the better half of Robert Capa.
After so many natural disasters and crazy wildfires in California, this was the backup strategy show that everyone should listen to and try to implement at least parts into their workflow.
Guest: Valerie Jardin, famous French street photographer from the US.
Valerie picked André Kertész, Hungarian photographer groundbreaking contributor to photographic composition and the photo essay. He was ahead of his time.
Main topic: The vision, concept, struggles and helpful tips when producing a photo book - or any physical collection from your body of work
Guest: Martin Waltz, German street and documentary photographer from Berlin.
Martin picked Daido Moriyama, Japanese photographer known for showing the dark sides of urban life of undocumented parts in cities but mainly in Tokyo.
Main topic: “Why should one produce an image series in photography instead of producing a collection of single images and how to approach a photographic series.”
Marco’s inspirational photo book of the month is actually not a book, but a subscription to the LFI Magazine: https://lfi-online.de/ceemes/en/news/
We are wishing all of our listeners a happy, healthy and prosperous new year with lots of photographic inspiration!
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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.