Slim Aarons

“Attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places…” Welcome to the world of Slim Aarons: where the elite are captured looking effortlessly beautiful lounging poolside, on a sailboat, on the beach or even whilst skiing on holiday. In his six decade career (he died in 2006), Aarons traveled to the most beautiful places in the world – all over the south of France, Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe, Palm Beach, the Hamptons, and so on. He made friends with socialites and jet-setters all over the world with his charm and trustworthy casual approach. He photographed everyone from the Kennedy family, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Katharine Hepburn just to name a few. Aarons didn’t start out as a fashion or party photographer though, he was actually an Army photographer in World War II where he was awarded a Purple Heart, and said combat taught him that the only beach worth landing on was ”decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun.” Aarons never worked with stylists, makeup artists or lighting. He preferred celebrities in their own clothing and surroundings in natural sunlight. Take a look into this beautiful dream world, just don’t get too sucked in…

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