Parks McAllister is an alternative process artist focusing on open
landscapes and identity.
The intimacy of his work is heightened by mindful use of
his processes often beginning with pinhole negatives,
printed as cyanotypes, and using the Sabattier effect. His
photographs hold more emotion due to the allowance of fingerprints
and other imperfections.
McAllister's main source of inspiration draws from open
landscapes, as well as the different ways people identify. He began
experimental photography with a singular light in his bedroom making
self portraits and was enamored with the many ways he could alter his
own figure using only light and movement. This created a safe
environment for conversations with himself about his own identity.
Through his work he has found a sense of freedom.