25 Of The Best Slim Aarons Poolside Photos

“Once upon a time, life was not better. It was different. Once upon a time, everything was optimism, because nothing was bad for you.”

Poolside by Slim Aarons

The introductory words to ‘Poolside by Slim Aarons‘ written by William Norwich, do an exemplary job of capturing the essence of George Allen Aaron’s photographs. Sitting with the book, flicking through the pages, you are drawn into a period of ‘jet set utopianism’ enjoyed by the fabulously wealthy and captured by “the photo laureate of theĀ upper classes, ” as the New York Times once dubbed Slim Aarons.

It’s not the wealth that interests me specifically, it’s the carefree attitude that comes with it, and how Slim Aarons has managed to translate it – positively. There’s no denying his most iconic photos are of attractive people, doing attractive things in attractive places, but I think for fans of his work today, there’s such a fascination with this period of distinct class, carefree love and expenditure that drives so much interest.

Here’s a handful of the best Slim Aarons poolside shots. To buy Poolside, click here.

Poolside Glamour Slim Aarons

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Peabody II Slim Aarons

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Flindstone Slim Aarons

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Pool Party Slim Aarons

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Poolside Slim Aarons

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Villa Nirvana Slim Aarons

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James is the Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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