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Sunday
Feb072016

Melissa Papaj: Purple Passion

This is my good friend Melissa Papaj. She has modeled for me before and she is a fine photographer in her own right. Melissa is 35, wife and mother of two. Purple has special significance to each of us. To me purple represents the struggle against epilepsy which is important to me because my son suffers from epilepsy.

To Melissa, purple represents the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Her beloved grandmother suffers from Alzheimer's. So we decided to put this session together to help build awareness of both of these terrible health issues. 

Nicholle Roberson did Melissa's makeup and hair. If you ever need professional hair and makeup artist Nicole is one of the very best in the business. Find her at Alias Professional on Location Hair & Makeup or on Instagram as: nikki_r_alias

You can find the rest of Melissa's set here.

I am taking bookings for this spring.  Call 801-502-5942.

Friday
Dec112015

Rella

Rella is a professional model who was referred to me by fellow photographer Steve Berlin.  I did her head shot and beauty portrait.  I also created an addition to her current modeling portfolio.


Call today to schedule your beauty portrait.  801-502-5942

Monday
Nov302015

First portrait done since my stroke

In the wee hours of the morning saturday, November 7 I woke my wife by having a long seizure. When I did not come out of the seizure can regain consciousness for nearly an hour she called the paramedics and they took me to the hospital. This lead to the discovery of a brain tumor. On Sunday, November 8th I have a surgery to remove the tumor and during that surgery I suffered a stroke. Stroke left me with my right arm not working. I'm having to relearn how to do things with my left arm only. But therapy is coming along well and my right arm is responding and I'm regaining movement in the arm. I cannot control my right wrist or hand yet, but they tell me they are optimistic for a full recovery. One week after my seizure, or six days after my surgery and stroke I took these portraits using just my left-hand, and my daughter to help me set up the camera stand.

 Thank you to the Strong family for entrusting me with your family portraits.

Saturday
Oct312015

Ghosts of Utah Cemeteries

I hunt ghosts. You may not believe in the supernatural and of ghosts, but I do believe that ghosts are real.

These are some photos that I have taken on this theme from 2012 till present.

These pictures are of a Ghost named Mary Higgins in the Midvale Cemetery taken in October 2015.

I think if I remember right, there are also a number of of the graves were for the Servian Orthodox Church. See if you can read this tombstone:

 

This ghost is one of my oldest ghost photographs. My technic has been evolving ever since I started this project, but I have noted that ghosts sometimes are more and sometimes less transparant. I don't know what accounts for this.

This is the same ghost but a little while later in the evening. 


 

This is a different ghost and a different cemetery. The Bingham Cemetery near Copperton Utah. She is the ghost of a dancer:

This ghost was captured just 3 days ago, also in the Bingham Cemetery.

 

Saturday
Sep122015

Tom Sparks AWOL

Sorry folks. A blog should be more consistant than I've been of late. I am setting a goal to put up fresh new work at least once a week, and possibly more often.  So, here is a little smattering of what I've been up to.

 

Kelly Lynn, a fellow photographer's beauty head shot.

 

A retired dentist and his sweet heart. Photos for mission head shots and for their children and grand children:

Family Portraits:

 

Couples:

 

And so much more.

 

Fall is upon us. If you need a great fall family portrait, call and schedule today, there is no time to wait!

 

801-502-5942   tom@sparky.cc