01 mayo 2009
Scoop Canela: Slim Aarons.
"I knew everyone. They would invite me to one of their parties because they knew I wouldn't hurt them. I was one of them."
Slim Aarons, born George Allen Aarons (1916-2006), began working as a photographer for Yank Magazine (the official publication that was distributed to the armed forces).
After that, he worked as a freelancer for Life and Town & Country magazine, travelling to the world’s most desirable destinations and his snapshots documented the lives of the rich and famous people.
Slim Aarons, one of the prodigious photographers of our time and noted for photographing socialites, jet-setters and celebrities, is revealed in the exhibition Slim, Rich&Famous (on view at Getty Images Gallery until May 30 2009) as a keen observer of social mores.
And for the first time, we can see and enjoy not only the famous iconic colour images, but also the unseen black and white ones of 1950’s high society.