Welcome to the Alton Parker Photo-Chicago website. For many years, I've dedicated my life of turning my passion for photography into an art and a full time profession. Thanks to the many technological advances and world wide appeal of the internet, I'm finally able to present my works for the whole world to see. My influences are a combination of works by famous photographers such as Gordon Parks, Chuck Stewart, Pete Turner, Francis Wolff, including the great jazz musicians from yesteryear (Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, & Herbie Hancock to name a few.) The music inspires me to showcase the positive side of urban life which reflects the non-stop, energetic pulse that continues to thrive and inspire those who simply love life in the big city…...like I do. The purpose here is to simply highlight the warmth, depth, and feelings of the urban pulse for all to enjoy. As an entrepreneur, I recognize that hard work is necessary to sustain a "bottom line", but I cannot do it alone. I'm a firm believer in God's word that suggests "faith without works is dead". With that said, the photographs seen here at the Alton Parker gallery are dedicated to my Lord & Savior for whom none of this wouldn't be possible without his divine spiritual guidance and blessings. Meantime, I hope you'll enjoy my work and I'll look forward to hearing from you.