David Sparks Commercial Photography - Interiors and Architectural Photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan David Sparks Commercial Photography - Interiors and Architectural Photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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January 25th, 2023 Loading Comments...

Here’s a really fun shoot I did back in October at Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. Audio-visual and acoustics integration company, Global USS, out of Toronto contacted me to photograph this unique project designed by Progressive AE and ABD Engineering & Design at GRCC’s new Secchia Piazza. The focus of attention was on the multicolored sky-dome fitted with translucent DeAmp sound absorber panels—a fitting addition to the city’s skyline to accompany McKay Tower’s iconic lighted dome. Many thanks to build partner, Granger Construction, who was very helpful in coordinating the shoot!

January 24th, 2023 Loading Comments...

Some behind-the-scenes clips from a shoot I did last fall at Grand Rapids Community College’s new Secchia Piazza. Photos from the shoot to come in my next post!

January 11th, 2023 Loading Comments...

One of my favorite projects of 2022 was going to Seattle to photograph NOLAN and NORA student apartments next to the University of Washington with my friends at Kelle Contine Interior Design! On this trip, I perfected my flight travel gear-packing technique, managing to fit everything into my carry-on and personal item by disassembling my tripod, using only small flashes and ultra-compact collapsible light stands, and packing just a good ol’ bedsheet instead of an unmbrella or soft box!

December 21st, 2022 Loading Comments...

Exactly 1 year ago, I photographed the home of Liz Marie Galvan (lizmarieblog.com), whose fireplace mantel made it on the cover of this year’s holiday issue of Flea Market Decor! Also in this issue is another Michigan home I photographed just 4 days prior with Holly Blain (rusticwildarrow.com)!

December 11th, 2022 Loading Comments...

Yet another addition to the Amway Grand Plaza hotel lobby that I photographed with AHC Hospitality, right next door to the Grand Kids store I shot a couple months prior! This time, it’s the Right Bank Wine Selections wine shop. And as is tradition in the Amway lobby, here’s a behind-the-scenes shot of me blocking distracting reflections from the store sign.

December 1st, 2022 Loading Comments...

Here’s a shoot I did back in August with Kelle Contine Interior Design (Austin, TX) at Hannah Lofts & Townhomes in East Lansing right next to the campus of Michigan State University!

November 30th, 2022 Loading Comments...

Two magazine covers I’ve had out on newsstands this fall/holiday season: [1] American Farmhouse Style featuring the home of Corine Mapes (@junk_gems) and [2] Flea Market Decor featuring both Liz Marie Galvan (@lizmariegalvan) and Holly Blain (@rusticwildarrow)!

November 22nd, 2022 Loading Comments...

A couple more autumn exteriors from last month—these ones of a home in Union Pier on the shores of Lake Michigan with Kristine Kay Interiors and Meiste Homes!

November 17th, 2022 Loading Comments...

One of the last few exterior shoots I slipped in this fall before the snow started flying—the new Intandem Credit Union in Cedar Springs for McGraw Construction!

November 3rd, 2022 Loading Comments...

Some photos of a log home remodel in Ravenna, MI, that I shot for Sweet Magnolia Design and Homestead Timbers!