David Sparks is a Grand Rapids-based commercial photographer specializing in architectural and interiors photography. His talents have attracted architectural and interior design firms across the state, as well as the greater Midwest region he occupies between Chicago and Detroit.
I love the flexibility and uniqueness of the job. Every day, I'm going someplace different and learning about a new industry, process, or location. Creating a strong photo is a nice challenge for me, and it somehow never gets old.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
For architectural and interior shoots, tweaking the staging can really go a long way. I like to catch as much as I can onsite to create a clean, simple image. I also take my time with lighting and also incorporating models into the shot to give the photo some life and emotion.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I shot the cover for a couple issues of Grand Rapids Magazine (9/2019 and 5/2020). I photographed Farah Merhi's "Inspire Your Home" book.
A fun fact about this photographer
I play the drums in two local bands—The Lippies and Jake Simmons & the Little Ghosts. We've recorded albums and toured across the country!