The world According to Slim Aarons

Back in the day if the rich and famous wanted to add style to any social event they organized there was a person to go to: Slim Aarons.

Having served in the American army during World War II, Aarons concluded the only beach worth landing on was “decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun”. After his service he moved to California and started photographing celebreties. Aarons never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. He made his career out of what he called “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.”

Being known for the positive portrayals he gave to the people he photographed he blended well with high society and was invited to many gatherings for exactly this reason. His subject matter covered American and European society as well as nobility and both minor and major stars of the day.

Ah… the Good Life.

Written By:

Manuel Guimarães


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