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PPN - Photo Podcast Network is your podcast feed for photography inspiration, education, and entertainment. 

PPN is run by two experienced photographers:

Marco Larousse (founder, producer and show host)
Scott Bourne (founder and show host)

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Jun 29, 2018

Rocking photography with live concert photographer Steve Brazill - an inspiring conversation about this unique genre of photography.


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  • Steve Brazill is a live music and sports photographer from Southern California. He has been around the entertainment industry for many years and his images have been published in newsprints and magazines. He is also a radio personality and has been active at KCAL FM for more than 30 years. Naturally, with a radio voice he is also a voice actor and the host and owner of the “Behind the Shot” Podcast - he is also known on-air as Razz.


  • Steve picked Christie Goodwin as the PPN inspirational photographer of the month. Christie is a British photographer and has worked hard to become the house photographer of the Royal Albert Hall. She has also been a tour photographer for famous musicians such as Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Joe Bonamassa, and One Direction. Her images don’t only appear on magazines, CDs, and tour merchandise. She also shoots covers for best selling crime novels. You can find out more about Christie Goodwin on her website:


  • In the main part of the show, Steve and Marco discuss the unique rules and approaches to music and concert photography. Some of the points that they cover are: How do you prepare for a concert? How do you get access? Who hires and buys the images? And what makes a good concert photo?


Here are the links to Steve’s work and social media accounts:







Marco’s inspirational photo book of the month is called: “One Night in Rio” - by Paul Ripke.


Link to book at Amazon Germany:

Published by Edel Books Germany  (408 pages)


The book “One night in Rio” is a photo documentary of the German National Soccer Team at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The book mainly consists of photographs with only very few headlines or explanations in German. But this is a book that tells the story even without words. The first part of the book contains borderless full-page portraits of the whole national team and coaches taken before the world cup. The next part documents moments on the sideline of the final match Germany vs. Argentina which Germany won towards the end of the game. Paul was allowed on the field and documented the many little emotional moments of the players, coaches, staff, and fans after the victory. He also followed the team into the locker room and captured some amazing images of players celebrating, some sitting in front of the locker with their cell phone calling their loved ones, and others are playing soccer with their kids. His documentary continues with the bus ride back to the hotel, and the flight back to Germany where the team was welcomed with a huge parade which is also documented from the players' point of view in this book. At the end of the book, he took a whole set of portraits of the team again, but this time each person posing differently with the world cup trophy. This book made it into the book bestseller list in Germany. And no matter if you root for the German team or not, this book is a very intimate look at what is going on behind the scenes in pro sports. The pressure and the emotions that are involved can relate to any super bowl or other major sports event.

Link to some of the images on Paul’s website:

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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.