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Nov 1, 2018

How incidents in your life can turn into a creative photography project with Pia Parolin.


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  • Dr. Pia Parolin has a Ph.D. in biology but her passion for photography has started at the age of 9. After moving to Southern France in 2005 and going through difficult times, she became more serious about creative photography as her therapy. The terrorist attack in Nice in July 2016 lead to her photo project “Promenade Moments” that helped her and some of the traumatized victims to regain a positive look at the beautiful scenery of the promenade that seemed to have lost its untroubled beauty after the horrible attack. The creative photo project “Promenade Moments” has won Pia many awards, was published in magazines, and shown in exhibitions.


  • Pia picked Croatian photographer Olga Karlovac as the PPN inspirational photographer of the month. Olga is an emerging photographer from Zagreb and her work has been displayed in many galleries all over Europe. Pia picked Olga because of her most recent photo book project called “Before Winter” - a series of blurry and grainy B&W images that perfectly transport the “before Winter” mood that many of us experience in the Northern Hemisphere right now. You can check out Olga’s work here:


  • In the main part of the show, Pia and Marco discuss how How incidents in your life can turn into a creative photography project. Many photographers struggle to come up with ideas for a photo project. Often they seem to be under the impression that it has to be something stunning and that you have to travel halfway around the world for it. But sometimes the great projects are very accessible and right in front of your door. Your photo project “Promenade Moments” is a great example of that. And Pia shares how the project ended up to be displayed in exhibitions, magazines, and in a book.

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


Promenade Moments:



Inspirational Photo Book Pick of the Month:


“Promenade(s)” or “Promenade Moments”


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Quote from Pia’s website: “PROMENADE MOMENTS” are ephemerid encounters of people passing by, instants of joy and relax for family and friends. Tourists enjoy the spectacular colours that even the rain cannot delete. Soldiers have become part of the prom’ where children play happily. People stop to look into the infinity of the blue sea. Moments and movements surround us in a place where the evil tried to take grip, but the freedom of everyday life full of ease and light prevail.”

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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.