Slim Aarons: A Place in the Sun
- Publication Date: December 1, 2005
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 10 x 12
- ISBN: 9780810959354
- Page Count: 240
- Illustrations: 250 full-color photographs • 244 pages, 10 x 12, 240 pages, 10x12"
Since 1940 Slim Aarons has been hard at work, first as a war photographer, then with unprecedented access as a photographer to the rich and famous. In this gorgeous sequel to Slim Aarons—Once Upon a Time, he develops the environmental portrait to the level of art, always showing his subjects in their natural setting, in a circumstance synonymous with their station in life. He documented a particular world that is vanished. A Place in the Sun is that special glimpse of privilege under a bright and beaming sky, whether on sandy shore, snowy slope, or elegant home where cares are few. Through 250 stunning color pictures, Aarons provides a veritable who’s who of high society: Aristotle Onassis with his first wife, Tina, and their children, Christina and Alexander; C.Z. Guest at her villa in Palm Beach; the Aga Khan at his Sardinian resort; and Truman Capote in Palm Springs. From Mustique to Monaco, from Aspen to Gstaad, only Slim Aarons can take us on a journey to the most exclusive playgrounds of the rich, inspiring even the most jaded armchair traveler.
Also available from Slim Aarons: Slim Aarons: Women, Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time, Poolside with Slim Aarons, and Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita.
About the author
Slim Aarons is one of the most influential magazine photographers of his generation. Born and raised in New Hampshire, he served as a World War II combat photographer for Yank magazine in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He freelanced from Rome, then Hollywood, and finally New York. His photographs appeared in many magazines, including Holiday, Town & Country, Life, Look, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Travel & Leisure. His first book, A Wonderful Time (1974), is considered a photography classic. He lives in Bedford, New York.