6 May 2009

"...what a swell party this is.."

slim aarons




last sunday morning while sipping a cup of coffee and running throught the pages of a magazine i saw some astonishing pictures, taken by a photographer called Slim Aarons. As soon as i finished my breakfast i decided i should do some search and i ended up creating an "aaron slims" folder in my desktop with tones of photos inside. 

aaron slims is an american jet set photographer, a chronicler of the good life as lived by the upper classes and the aristocracy in the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. in his photos the women are beautiful and exquisitely dreessed, the men handsome and poised. the houses range from european palazzos and castles to palm beach to suburban  and southhampton castles. Slim brought a photojournalist's eye to the art of formal society portaiture, posing his subjects as still life, in their magnificent environments. Affable and stylish, Aarons after the war, photographed for town and country, hioliday, vogue e.t.c, chrystilizing a vanishing world. 

his photos seem to me so familiar, so dazzling. it's not only because of the fashion. it's the architecture, the movies, the music i love in them

here's a strangely familiar vogue photoshoot and a luis vuitton add, i adore


"... in a way he was like the country he lived in. 
everything came too easily. at least he knew it. 
about once a month he worried he was a fraud..."

1 comment:

  1. These pictures are great. Especially the last one with Sofia Copola is sooooo soothing...