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, he was able to shoot some of the most intimate and candid portraiture of the 20th century.
This photograph was taken in 1965, and depicts Freddie and Howard Cushing surfing with their friends at Bailey’s Beach in Newport, California. Their father is credited with introducing the sport to the club in the 1930’s.
This C-Type photography print is available in a range of sizes, and is part of an open edition, stamped by the publisher.
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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.