Monday, February 25, 2008

WASP Overload!

It took me awhile to fully appreciate the genius of Slim Aarons. I was formerly of the opinion that his photographs were too conventional and his ├╝ber-WASPy subjects were a bit of a turn-off. But I have since seen the light and my love for Slim Aarons has quickly spiraled into a full-blown obsession. It actually sucks to be obsessed with Slim Aarons, because most of his books are out of print and god are they expensive. A copy of A Wonderful Time can cost upwards of $1000. Thankfully, Abrams Books has recently published a new collection of his photos, titled Poolside with Slim Aarons. It’s essentially a gazillion photos of super-rich people hanging out by their giant pools. I have posted a sampling of the poolside photos below, along with some other highlights from his career. Note the freakish amount of cat figurines in the Truman Capote photo.

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6 comments:

fauxfauxreal said...

thanks for this post! i'm totally inspired by this pictures...i agree they are WASP overload but such stylish wasps they are...;)

ambika said...

Oh wow, I'd never heard of this photographer before but this book sounds right up my alley. I recognized Truman and I'm thinking the brunette is Joan Collins? But I'm at a loss on the blonde...

bowerbird said...

The blond looks alot like Grace Kelly

...amazing photos

puf! said...

i love the climate of the latest photo

michelle said...

i believe slim aarons is a woman.

michelle said...

Oops you're right! I love his work and his books have been on my wish list for ages.