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Slim Aarons

United States Born in: 1916

At 18 years old, Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army, worked as a photographer at West Point, and later served as a combat photographer in World War II and earned a Purple Heart. Aarons said combat had taught him the only beach worth landing on was "decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun."

After the war, Aarons moved to California and began photographing celebrities. In California, he shot his most praised photo, Kings of Hollywood, a 1957 New's Year's Eve photograph depicting Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Gary Cooper, and James Stewart relaxing at a bar in full formal wear. Aaron's work appeared in Life, Town & Country, and Holiday magazines.

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."

An oft-cited example of this approach is his 1970 Poolside Gossip shot at Richard Neutra's Kaufmann House, with owner Nelda Linsk as one of the models in the photo.

"I knew everyone," he said in an interview with The (London) Independent in 2002. "They would invite me to one of their parties because they knew I wouldn't hurt them. I was one of them." Alfred Hitchcock's film, Rear Window (1954), whose main character is a photographer played by Jimmy Stewart, is set in an apartment reputed to be based on Aarons' apartment.

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Slim Aarons, Skiers at Gstaad, Photography

Slim Aarons

Skiers at Gstaad, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Hotel Il Pellicano, Print

Slim Aarons

Hotel Il Pellicano, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Print

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Algarve Hotel Pool, Photography

Slim Aarons

Algarve Hotel Pool, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, New York Picnic, Photography

Slim Aarons

New York Picnic, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, The Prince Of Capri, Photography

Slim Aarons

The Prince Of Capri, 2020
30 x 30 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, South Africa Swimming Pool, Photography

Slim Aarons

South Africa Swimming Pool, 2020
30 x 30 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Soho Waiters’ Race, Photography

Slim Aarons

Soho Waiters’ Race, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Socialites, Photography

Slim Aarons

Socialites, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Skiers at Courchevel, Photography

Slim Aarons

Skiers at Courchevel, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Ski School, Photography

Slim Aarons

Ski School, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Skating Waiter, Photography

Slim Aarons

Skating Waiter, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Porto Ercole Beach, Photography

Slim Aarons

Porto Ercole Beach, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Porto Ercole, Photography

Slim Aarons

Porto Ercole, 2020
40 x 30 inch
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$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Porto Ercole, Photography

Slim Aarons

Porto Ercole, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Porto Ercole, Photography

Slim Aarons

Porto Ercole, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Porto Ercole, Photography

Slim Aarons

Porto Ercole, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Poolside Service, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Service, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Poolside Secrets, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Secrets, 2020
40 x 30 inch
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$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Poolside Reflections, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Reflections, 2020
30 x 30 inch
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$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Andros Island, Photography

Slim Aarons

Andros Island, 2020
40 x 40 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Campbell Falls Picnic, Photography

Slim Aarons

Campbell Falls Picnic, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Polo Gear, Photography

Slim Aarons

Polo Gear, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Pool At Carvoeiro, Photography

Slim Aarons

Pool At Carvoeiro, 2020
60 x 40 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Pool By The Sea, Photography

Slim Aarons

Pool By The Sea, 2020
30 x 40 inch
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$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Pool Party, Photography

Slim Aarons

Pool Party, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Poolside Bar, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Bar, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Poolside Bar, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Bar, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Poolside Drinks, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Drinks, 2020
40 x 60 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Poolside Party, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Party, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Poolside Party, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Party, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Poolside Party, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Party, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Sports Car Couple, Photography

Slim Aarons

Sports Car Couple, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Squaw Valley Picnic, Photography

Slim Aarons

Squaw Valley Picnic, 2020
23.6 x 15.7 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Photography

Slim Aarons

Squaw Valley Ski Resort, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Squaw Valley Snow, Photography

Slim Aarons

Squaw Valley Snow, 2020
60 x 40 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, St Mark’s Campanile, Photography

Slim Aarons

St Mark’s Campanile, 2020
40 x 60 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, St Moritz, Photography

Slim Aarons

St Moritz, 2020
40 x 30 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, St Tropez Garden, Photography

Slim Aarons

St Tropez Garden, 2020
40 x 60 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, St Tropez Street, Photography

Slim Aarons

St Tropez Street, 2020
60 x 40 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Swimmers At Las Brisas, Photography

Slim Aarons

Swimmers At Las Brisas, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Swimming In Spain, Photography

Slim Aarons

Swimming In Spain, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Swimming In The Bahamas, Photography

Slim Aarons

Swimming In The Bahamas, 2020
60 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Tania Mallet, Photography

Slim Aarons

Tania Mallet, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Taormina, Photography

Slim Aarons

Taormina, 2020
40 x 60 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Teddy Stauffer In Acapulco, Photography

Slim Aarons

Teddy Stauffer In Acapulco, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Tennis in San Diego, Photography

Slim Aarons

Tennis in San Diego, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Taking The plunge, Photography

Slim Aarons

Taking The plunge, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Summer Picnic, Photography

Slim Aarons

Summer Picnic, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Vail Skiers, Photography

Slim Aarons

Vail Skiers, 2020
40 x 30 inch
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$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Vane’s Villa, Photography

Slim Aarons

Vane’s Villa, 2020
40 x 60 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Verbier Skier, Photography

Slim Aarons

Verbier Skier, 2020
60 x 40 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Vermont Winter, Photography

Slim Aarons

Vermont Winter, 2020
40 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, View From Il Pellicano, Photography

Slim Aarons

View From Il Pellicano, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, View Over Venice, Photography

Slim Aarons

View Over Venice, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Villa Belvedere, Photography

Slim Aarons

Villa Belvedere, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Villa Nirvana, Photography

Slim Aarons

Villa Nirvana, 2020
40 x 60 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Villa Nirvana, Photography

Slim Aarons

Villa Nirvana, 2020
40 x 30 inch
Photography

$ 3,832

Slim Aarons, Villa Vera, Photography

Slim Aarons

Villa Vera, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Villa Vera, Photography

Slim Aarons

Villa Vera, 2020
40 x 60 inch
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$ 4,525

Slim Aarons, Vuccino And Rava, Photography

Slim Aarons

Vuccino And Rava, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,525

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