Friday, January 21, 2011

Slim Aarons Photography

Hey y'all!

I greatly admire Slim Aarons photography. Something about each photo genuinely stands out, and captures my attention.

Slim Aarons was an American photographer noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities.

His most noteworthy photograph was shot in California during 1957.
Kings of Hollywood, a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph that depicted Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear.
(does it get any better?!)

Aaron's work appeared in Life, Town & Country and Holiday magazines.

One aspect of his work that most impresses me, is that Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist.

Aarons claims that his career was simply made on "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places."

What a perfect way to make a living!

Aarons has 4 photobooks that I am aware of, called

* A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life (1974)
* Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time (2003)
* Slim Aarons: A Place In the Sun (2005)
* Poolside with Slim Aarons (2007)

Poolside with Slim Aarons is my personal favorite, the pictures are absolutely beautiful

Here are some of my favorite pictures!

The cover of his first book A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life (1974).

This is a personal favorite of mine!

Slim Aarons’s iconic photograph of the Pendletons entertaining guests beside the pool of their Beverly Hills home, circa 1960. By Slim Aarons/Getty Images.

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