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Bridge panel 30 wide, 29 high by Steven Sparks
Panel 2 30 wide, 29 high by Steven Sparks
panel 3, 30 wide x 29 high by Steven Sparks
Sunshine Skyway Bridge Sunrise by Steven Sparks
Morning Beach Walk 69x92 by Steven Sparks
Oahu Morning 69x92 by Steven Sparks
Morning Walk On The Beach panorama by Steven Sparks
Option 2 90x70 format by Steven Sparks
Option 1 90x65 format by Steven Sparks
49erFX World Championships 2016 by Steven Sparks
Sailboat Beyond The Surf by Steven Sparks
New Orleans Hat Shop Girls by Steven Sparks
Riverwalk Early Morning II by Steven Sparks
Riverwalk Early Morning I by Steven Sparks
Egret At The Beach On A Sunny Morning by Steven Sparks
Cadiz Cathedral Clockworks by Steven Sparks
Tampa Bay Moon Rise At Sunset by Steven Sparks
Atlantic Beach Predawn Elements by Steven Sparks
Florida Heron In Red Maple by Steven Sparks
On Anclote Key by Steven Sparks
Prague Clock by Steven Sparks
Resting On The Beach by Steven Sparks
Winter Cypress by Steven Sparks
Riverwalk Christmas Lights by Steven Sparks
Goddess Of The Harvest by Steven Sparks
Fall Colors by Steven Sparks
Garden Walk by Steven Sparks
Two Young Gators by Steven Sparks
Havana By The Port by Steven Sparks
Dolphins In San Carlos Bay by Steven Sparks
Great Egret Portrait One by Steven Sparks
Great Egret Portrait Two by Steven Sparks
Smoky Canyons by Steven Sparks
Morning Walk At Ormond Beach by Steven Sparks
Grand Canyon Old Tree by Steven Sparks
Twilight Sea Oats by Steven Sparks
About Steven Sparks
SLS PHOTO ART
STEVEN L SPARKS
INTRODUCTION AND ARTIST STATEMENT
I enjoy making images that are a pleasure to live with, especially pictures that evoke positive feelings such as tranquility or harmony. Occasionally though I may divert my attention to images that have an environmental, journalistic, or historic message. Consistent genres or palettes bore me, so I have no defined parameters for content; and I explore many digital processing methods to express my artistic interpretation of whatever a scene may have to offer.
My favorite artist's quote is by the great American 19th century painter George Inness who said "The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist's own spiritual nature."
Beginning as a teenager learning photography with a twin lens reflex camera I have always engaged in some type of advanced photographic work, as my primary careers have allowed. My photographic experience includes photojournalism, aerial photography, portraits, sports, weddings, advertising, and especially creating and selling photographic fine art. My main careers included 24 years of flying helicopters and airplanes with the Army (including a combat tour in Vietnam), National Guard and Coast Guard. I enjoyed a shorter second career with USAA. I am married with three children and one granddaughter. Following my last assignment flying C-130's out of USCG Air Station St Pete/Clearwater we decided to remain in the Tampa Bay area. My wife and I now reside in north Tampa.
I am mostly a self-taught photographer though I have completed some formal photography training at North Kansas City High School, DOD Public Affairs School, Nikon School, University of South Florida, and with a commercial art photographer in Honolulu. I am a member of the North Tampa Arts League and a few local photography groups. Apart from my online portfolio, I occasionally display and sell my photo art at various local venues.
All images are copyright protected. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution without written permission from Steven Sparks is strictly prohibited.