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Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin MO

UPSTAIRS GALLERY | August 1 – 31, 2018

Nature’s Wild Thing, I Think I Love You by David Parks


I am a self-taught person in the field of photo taking for over 40 years. I don’t have any awards to add to my resume, but the award that I do get from my work is the smile that comes from a person that sees it. I love capturing all things of nature, animals, old structures and I try to find the beauty of all things in life.  Photography has been my way of relaxing after a hard day or week at work. It is my way of recording history and my memories. My photos are captured as naturally as possible, without over contrast and unbelievable enhancements. I like them printed on fine art paper that make them look like a painting.

I grew up in a musical family and have a passion and love for music. Capturing the art of a musician has been a big part of my life, so I will be showing some of this work as well. Although I haven’t shared my photos with a lot of people in the past, I now have decided in my old age to do so. This is the first big showing for me, and I hope that it will put a smile on your face and a wow or two in your heart. A big thanks to Spiva Center of the Arts for providing me with this opportunity.

David L. Parks


Noel, Missouri




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