Steven L Sparks







Steven Sparks

Steven L Sparks

Photographic Art To Live With Tampa, FL




I primarily craft photographs that evoke positive feelings such as peace and harmony, And I love artistic images that are a pleasure to live with. In my workflow I try to visualize the final image displayed in a gallery, museum, or my home. I enjoy diverse image content and styles. Depending on what a scene has to offer I may process the digital image for realism or deviate to a different artistic style like monochrome, impressionism or abstract. Admittedly though I may divert my attention to content that is not particularly artistic but may have an environmental, journalistic, or historic message. I may enter a contest occasionally for fun; but not often.

My creativity has been influenced by several contemporary art photographers like Peter Lik, David Muench, Kyle Jones, and others; and also a by some of the world's renowned painters, especially American painters from the late 19th century, like George Inness. My favorite artist's quote is by George Inness: "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 continualy 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, 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, the Florida Museum of Photographic Art, and a few local photographic groups. Apart from my online portfolio, I 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.


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


Budapest Chain Bridge by Steven Sparks


Navarro Street Bridge by Steven Sparks


Flowers and Waterfall by Steven Sparks


Villefranche-sur-Mer by Steven Sparks


Amalfi by Steven Sparks


Ten Pelicans by Steven Sparks


Yosemite Valley Moonrise by Steven Sparks


Clearwater Beach Florida by Steven Sparks


Sunshine Skyway Bridge Sunrise by Steven Sparks


Three Ibises Before The Storm by Steven Sparks


Girl By The Water by Steven Sparks


First Flight First Light by Steven Sparks


Hanauma Bay by Steven Sparks


Oahu Sunrise by Steven Sparks


Waiting For The Sun by Steven Sparks


Heron and Cypress Knees by Steven Sparks


Habana Havana by Steven Sparks


Moonrise Over Sunshine Skyway Bridge by Steven Sparks


48 CADI by Steven Sparks


Festive White Wine by Steven Sparks


Scarlet Macaw by Steven Sparks


Snowy Egret by Steven Sparks


Yellow-crowned Night-Heron by Steven Sparks