Best shots from the life of the rich and famous
• The best pictures from the life of the rich and famous
When the famous American photographer Slim Aarons offered to do a photo shoot landing American landing on the coast of Korea, he joked: 'I am only interested in those beaches where sunbathing girl'. In fact, in these words it was more truth than irony - Sliema War brought a strong dislike for military photojournalism.
In 50-70 years, Aarons became famous as a chronicler of the glamorous lifestyle of high society. See his amazing pictures full of splendor and luxury.
"Photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive locations," - he has expressed his photographic credo Slim Aarons, at the height of glory.
"Picnic in New York"
Clim Aarons (real name George Allen Aarons) was born and raised in the heart of New York, in Manhattan. He began his fotokareru in 18 years while serving in the army, and from the first days of World War II worked as a military photojournalist. He was wounded several times, for valor awarded the Order "Purple Heart". During the hostilities in 1944 Aarons saved the life of his colleague - the famous photographer of the magazine "Life" Carl Mydans.
But, as mentioned above, the war brought him not only fame, but also persistent dislike of military photojournalism.
Marilyn Monroe, 1952
"Swimming Pool", 1955
After the war, Slim Aarons moved to California, where his photographs have become the heroes of the most famous people of the world - presidents and monarchs, movie stars and show business, popular writers and various representatives of high society.
The movie star Dolores Del Rio is bathed in a pool in Acapulco, 1952.
"Sunbathing topless by the pool"
Christmas Rita Aarons, the wife of the photographer. Hollywood, 1954.
Aarons works began to appear on the covers of popular magazines, such as "Life", "Vogue", "Harper`s Bazaar", "Holiday", "Travel and Leisure", "Town and Country".
Shooting for the Guinness family magazine "Holiday", 1963.
Aarons creating impeccably dressed and absolutely cloudless images. In his photographs, he did not try to look into the inner world of characters, did not invite the viewer to reflect on the vicissitudes of life.
It is completely and purposefully avoided even a hint of negative traits or emotions. His pictures simply shone with happiness and well-being self-confident and his people tomorrow.
Soon, I do not get along without Aarons has no important secular party of the American, and European high society - his photographs were happy with everything. "They always invite me to their parties, because they knew that my pictures do not bring them trouble," - he told Aarons on the work with the stars in one of his interviews.
What is interesting, Aarons considered himself a photojournalist it: "I'm not a photographer, I was a journalist with a camera," - he said. And in a sense, it's true: he has never worked in the studio, did not resort to the services of stylists and makeup artists do not use artificial lighting, with few exceptions did not pose his characters. Indeed, because nowhere is it written that a photojournalist obliged to shoot the hungry children and war-torn city - why not take pictures "of attractive people in attractive places"?
1965, the brothers Freddy and Howard Cushing ride the surf.
Still photos Sliema Aarons least resembles the work of a photojournalist - as noted by one reviewer, it is sometimes difficult to believe that his work removed the real "star" and not posing model.
"The tropical mystique", 1989
1985. Princess Bianca Hanau Shumburg in his chalet.
His "real world" of wealth, fame and prosperity is not real - but, despite this, or maybe because of this, beautiful and attractive.
The swimming pool on the roof.
"The girl in the exotic". 1971, Jamaica.