Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Jerry Parks began seriously pursuing photography in 2007 after a career in corporate America.
Drawn to photographs since childhood – waiting for the mailman to deliver the latest issues of Look, Life, or National Geographic – he finally jumped into the pool and hasn’t looked back.
Landscapes were his first love and continue to be a frequent subject. In addition, Jerry has enjoyed building a portfolio of the interiors of all sorts of workspaces, from a shoe shine shop to Nashville’s water filtration plant, from a car seat recoverer to a pristine Purity Dairy, from an artist’s studio to the shop of a third-generation luthier.
For the past few years, Jerry has concentrated on photographing the backroads, first of his home state, Tennessee (which produced two books of photographs and short stories) and currently of all 50 states in the union.
In late 2021, Slow Roads America was published. Jerry visited and photographed in all 50 states.
Raised in North Carolina, Jerry has a bachelors degree from Wofford College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jerry’s corporate career included leadership positions at Xerox, in the Christian music field, and at Thomas Nelson Publishers. Now living in the Nashville area since 1986, Jerry is happily married with three children and five grandchildren.
Life is good.