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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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Dec 30, 2020

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.


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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.”

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Or you can listen to Scott’s interview with RIchard on Scott’s podcast:

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).


- This is a view at the magazine for the exhibition:

- The magazine can be purchased here:


- 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:


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

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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.