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{arts & culture | photographer : slim aarons}

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{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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Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.
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