‘christmas swim’, 1954 by slim aarons
designboom would like to wish everyone happy holidays with a selection of sunny, warm poolside images to contrast the wintery weather some
readers might be experiencing around the globe. the selection of photographs are from recognized american shutterbug slim aarons – known for
‘photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.’ the elegant visuals capture moments from the 1950s, 60s and 70s
of glamorous men and women languid by a sparkling poolside.
‘lake taho nevada’, 1959
‘sea drive’, 1967
‘penthouse pool’, 1961
‘poolside gossip’ , 1970
‘guest and her son in front of their grecian pool’, 1955
slim aarons was an american photographer born october 29th, 1916 in manhattan, new york. known as the recorder of the good life –
he immortalized the luxury enjoyed by the upper classes and aristocracy in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.
aarons brought a photojournalist’s panache to the art of formal society portraiture, posing his subjects as still life, in their opulent environments –
he was known for never using a stylist or makeup artist. aarons died in 2006, and was buried in mount auburn cemetery in cambridge, massachusetts.