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Slim Aarons: A Place in the Sun
Slim Aarons: A Place in the Sun

Slim Aarons: A Place in the Sun

“Slim Aarons is known for his dreamy lifestyle photographs of celebrities and socialites in jaw-dropping locations around the world.” —Architectural Digest

Since 1940 Slim Aarons has been hard at work, first as a war photographer, then with unprecedented access as a photographer to the rich and famous. In this book, he develops the environmental portrait to the level of art, always showing his subjects in their natural setting, in a circumstance synonymous with their station in life.

Aarons documented a particular world that has vanished. A Place in the Sun is that special glimpse of privilege under a bright and beaming sky, whether on sandy shore, snowy slope, or elegant home where cares are few. Through 250 stunning color pictures, Aarons provides a veritable who’s who of high society:
  • Aristotle Onassis with his first wife, Tina, and their children
  • C. Z. Guest at her villa in Palm Beach
  • The Aga Khan at his Sardinian resort
  • Truman Capote in Palm Springs
  • And more!
From Mustique to Monaco, from Aspen to Gstaad, only Aarons can take us on a journey to the most exclusive playgrounds of the rich, inspiring even the most jaded armchair traveler.

Aarons never used a stylist, a makeup artist, or anything but natural light. Since the settings encouraged swimwear, it is astonishing how beautiful these men, women, and children were. There is a shimmering sensuality about this bygone world. Astonishing, too, is the vibrant intensity of the colors.

They don’t take photographs like this anymore. But we are lucky that Slim Aarons did!