Steven L Sparks

 
 
 

0

0

0

0

0

 
 
Steven Sparks

Steven L Sparks

Photographic Art To Live With Tampa, FL

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
StumbleUpon
Pinterest

SLS PHOTO ART
STEVEN L SPARKS

INTRODUCTION AND ARTIST STATEMENT - Photographic Art to Live With

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."

BIOGRAPHY

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.

 

Amalfi Coast II by Steven Sparks

 

Amalfi Coast by Steven Sparks

 

La Rambla by Steven Sparks

 

La Rambla II by Steven Sparks

 

La Rambla III by Steven Sparks

 

Street Scene in Villefranche by Steven Sparks

 

Narrow Steet in Eze by Steven Sparks

 

Eze View by Steven Sparks

 

Rue Principale in Eze by Steven Sparks

 

Le Troubadour by Steven Sparks

 

Treasures in Eze by Steven Sparks

 

French Windows by Steven Sparks

 

Apollo in Pompeii by Steven Sparks

 

Light On The Past by Steven Sparks

 

Barcelona by Steven Sparks

 

La Sagrada Familia Sculpture by Steven Sparks

 

Villefranche Hillside II by Steven Sparks

 

Street in Villefranche II by Steven Sparks

 

Black Sailboat At Villefranche II by Steven Sparks

 

Amalfi Coast Hillside II by Steven Sparks

 

Ponte Vecchio by Steven Sparks

 

Barcelona Candy by Steven Sparks

 

La Boqueria Produce by Steven Sparks

 

Spanish Crayfish by Steven Sparks

 

Pumkin and Gourds by Steven Sparks

 

Mushrooms in Spain by Steven Sparks

 

Good Morning by Steven Sparks

 

I See You Too by Steven Sparks

 

Florida Lunch by Steven Sparks

 

Last Light Surfer by Steven Sparks

 

Monk Seal by Steven Sparks

 

Molokai Valley by Steven Sparks

 

Diamond Head Lighthouse by Steven Sparks

 

Haleiwa by Steven Sparks

 

Great Egret by Steven Sparks

 

Moonlight Stroll by Steven Sparks

 

Sand Dancers by Steven Sparks

 

Predawn Formation by Steven Sparks

 

Oahu First Light by Steven Sparks

 

Key West by Steven Sparks

 

Key West Passion by Steven Sparks

 

Key West Sun by Steven Sparks

 

Mondello Race by Steven Sparks

 

Sailing by Steven Sparks

 

Miami Style by Steven Sparks

 

South Beach Ocean Drive by Steven Sparks

 

Christmas Palm by Steven Sparks

 

Weeki Wachee River by Steven Sparks