Slim Aarons

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Young women by the Canellopoulos penthouse pool, Athens, July 1961.

Summertime in Maine is full of tradition, boating, parties and swimming in beautiful places. Slim Aarons captured summertime leisure in exotic places better than anyone. Thank you to Photographer’s Gallery for the biography. Images from Everyday I Show.

“Increasingly heralded for his influence, Slim Aarons established his place in the Pantheon of great postwar photographers. It was Aarons who perfected, if not invented, the environmental portrait while photographing the international elite in their exclusive playgrounds during the jet-set decades of the ‘50s, ’60s, and ’70s, carrying out his self-described mission: to document “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places”.“


Carl Hovgard’s home, Bouldereign in Carefree, Arizona, built around the boulders on a desert site, January 1973


Hidden beach

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Topless swimmers on a rocky promontory of the Mediterranean island of Cavallo, Corsica, 1984


A sunbather on a rock by the seaside pool at Jacques Couelle’s home ‘Monte Mano’, on the Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy, August 1973


Tennis in the Bahamas, 1957


Porto Ercole Hotel Pellicano


American actor Hugh O’Brian (left) hoists the sail on a dinghy, Antigua, West Indies, 1961.

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Pool at Lake Tahoe, California, 1959


South Africa Swimming Pool, 1959


C. Z. Guest with a poodle and a Great Dane at her ocean-front estate, Florida, 1955 (left)Preparing to go paragliding in Acapulco a young blonde woman holds on firmly to her parachute harness, 1968


Freddie and Howard Cushing surfing with friends at Bailey’s Beach (the Spouting Rock Beach Association) in Newport. Their father introduced the sport to the club in the 1930’s.

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A desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman. Lita Baron approaches Nelda Linsk, right, wife of art dealer Joseph Linsk who is talking to a friend, Helen Dzo Dzo.


Film producer Kevin McClory takes his wife Bobo Segrist and their family for a drive in an ‘Amphicar’ across the harbour at Nassau.


Holidaymakers water-skiing in front of the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, 1958 (right)


1961: Actress Tania Mallet relaxes on a red-curtained four poster in Eleuthera, in the Bahamas. She is best known for her role as the unfortunate Tilly Masterson in the Bond film ‘Goldfinger’.


General view looking down on sunbathers on the deck of a yacht, off the coast of the Bahamas, April 1967


A woman experiences the Caracalla Therme spa in Baden-Baden, September 1990 (right)