“Maynard L. Parker had a knack for making the ordinary look extraordinary, and the extraordinary look phenomenal. True, many of the homes he photographed exemplified all the taste and elegance money could buy. But his keen eye and open aperture also captured modest abodes, to consistently great effect. Parker’s work was artfully earthbound, never revealing the photographer’s tricks behind the photo and always leading the eye to what mattered. More than a thousand images in his decades-long career captured home life in Palm Springs and surrounding communities. Public spaces were also in the mix — hotels, restaurants, golf resorts, and shopping centers — all reflecting a casual, active, and smartly designed desert society…”

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