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11 July 2011

A Cool Conversation

Beat the Heat! The Dallas Mavericks accomplished this already, now the rest of Texas has to struggle through the remaining summer months of July, August, and September. We’ve had record-breaking, day after day, 100 degree heat…and wind. It feels exactly like opening up your heated oven and allowing all the hot air to free itself.

To help us all cool off for a minute—how about some Slim Aarons photography.

 Athens, 1961

 Acapulco, 1978

 Vail, Colorado, 1964

 Tropical Mustique, Caribbean, 1989

Verbier, Switzerland, 1964

Spain, 1971 

 Poolside Gossip, Palm Springs, 1970

Slim Aarons, 1916–2006, is a notable American photographer who followed the rich and famous around snapping photographs of their leisurely lives. Aarons photographed and befriended many of the most famous faces of the late 20th century including Howard Hughes, the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, and Kennedys.

I personally like the photographs that are of large crowds or unknown faces, the best.

All photos can be viewed or purchased, here.

If you want more, Amazon sells all four of Slim’s coffee-table books.

Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time, 2003
Slim Aarons: A Place in the Sun, 2005
Poolside with Slim Aarons, 2007
Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita, 2011

Thanks for stopping by!