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11.11.13

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

by victoria berezhna ☆ view preview articles

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

IN A TIME WHERE life was simpler and people were happier, there was Slim Aarons to photograph it all. Called by some the ultimate lifestyle photographer, his shots evoke the lost café society years of impeccably dressed socialites having lunch at Chateau de Chilly, basking in the afternoon sun by the pool in a desert house in Palm Springs, or spending time with their family on a yacht in Tuscany . . .

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}


To appreciate the art depicted in Slim Aarons' photographs without feeling a glimmer of jealousy upon seeing the idealistic and vibrant lifestyle lived in them, one must understand that it originated from his years as an army photographer. Aarons spent years chronicling the atrocities of the Second World War, and after, understandably gravitated towards aesthetically pleasing images. As a firm believer in fairytales, he portrayed them through his incredible photographs, and shot the kind of life most of us dream of living . . .


{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

"Photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places." 
— Slim Aarons. 

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

{p.s.} Read the first in this series, Norman Parkinson


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[Images: 1, 8, 10 - Photographers Gallery, 2 - Martha Stewart, 3 - Azure Azure, 4 - One King's Lane, 5 - Pleasure Photo, 6 - Ockerish, 7, 11 - Obsessions by Gessica, 9 - Tomboy Style, 12 - Pinterest, 13 - GG Magazine]

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Oh wow! His work is amazing! I especially love the one with the yellow mansion in the back- is that on Lake Cuomo?

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Kara

Omani Princess (not Omani...yet) [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

So lovely.

Alex [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for the bit of background info! I'm reminded of speaking with an old neighbor who was a veteran. As a young girl, I asked him why did he like to watch frilly things while I liked action genre. He taught me that it was because he has seen the atrocities of war and enjoys light-hearted things to ease his mind. Of course, I never forgot that.

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Molly {Dreams in HD} [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

i have always loved slim aarons, his photos have such an escapist quality.

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