Slim Aarons is an American photographer known for capturing (in his own words) ‘attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.’ By winning the trust of his subjects, Slim was able to shoot some of the most intimate portraiture of the 20th century.
This snap is from Slim Aarons’ Style Collection – a set of 12 new images released in 2021, hailing from the early years of his career. The 1954 photograph captures newlywed actress, Eden Hartford, enjoying breakfast in bed in the Hollywood home she shared with husband, Groucho Marx.
This C-Type photography print is available in a range of sizes, and is part of an open edition, stamped by the publisher.
Slim Aarons, Getty Images Gallery. Getty Images is the home of the Slim Aarons collection.
Medium: Photography Print
Edition Type: Open Edition
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About the artist
Slim Aarons was one of the twentieth century’s most prolific documenters of celebrity and socialite life. Over six decades, Aarons photographed some of the world’s most beautiful people in some of the globes most desirable destinations: jet-setting from Beverly Hills to Capri to the French Riviera, Aarons snapped the likes of the Kennedy family, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly.
The visual language that Aarons developed became a byword for luxury, often mimicked in the twin worlds of fashion and adverting as the peak of aspirational life-styling. Though Aarons’ photographs could pass for a Vogue shoot, the artist himself worked without stylists or artificial lighting, capturing his subjects in their own clothes and settings for an air of authenticity.
After Aarons death in 2006, there has been renewed interest in his work, and photographers and fashion designers, including Paul Smith and Tom Ford, continue to pay homage to the late great in their influential campaigns.