Lauren Parks is a San Francisco based photographer specializing in fine art portraiture. Parks received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Soon after graduating, she moved to San Francisco, entered a photography competition, won and received her first show at the McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco. Parks then went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. She has worked with a variety of local artists including the late Claude Shade, T Sisters, Moondrunk and Emily Payne from Project Runway. Her work includes commercial projects as well as album covers, portraiture and conceptual personal work.