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Slim Aarons: A Place in the Sun Hardcover – December 1, 2005
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Slim Aarons earned his place in the sun. He was a combat photographer in WW II and after the war in which he lost his twin brother, he simply elected to not look at things that were ugly any more: saturation from the scenes of war played out its dynamic in a distant path for Aarons. He spent his fifty-odd years photographing the haunts of the wealthy and the beautiful, finding the special places, and openly introduced to the clans. He found the elegance of wealth as his subject, photographing beautiful people in their beautiful surroundings. Some would call this a shallow obsession, but his photographs became famous, e.g. Hollywood Legends, Joan Collins demurely stretched out on her bed with her pink poodle, etc.
Now Slim Aarons is gone and with him has passed the time when leisure among those who had it all has been tainted by the paparazzi. Aarons kept it clean and eloquent, and we are fortunate to have this excellent volume of his works as a celebration of his talent. Christopher Sweet is the one to thank for that and he has created a photo album well worth perusing, well worth remembering when times were different. Grady Harp, June 06
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The one and only Slim Aarons shines in this wonderful portfolio. The images are sharp, intriguing, relevant, aspirational, and important. Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by Jason Chadwell
A must have coffee table book. A wee bit of overlap with Aarons "Once Upon a Time" - photograph wise... but who cares. Read morePublished on May 19, 2011 by Jam-i