If there was a music score to this post, it would be Love's Theme sung by Barry White. It was the opening track of a television series titled Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous hosted by Robin Leach.
As a child, I was glued to the television when this series would appear. It was only then that I realised that there was an entirely different world of luxurious living to that of my own humble surrounds.
Parallel to this time in the 70's and 80's, Slim Aarons, a photographer who worked mainly for society publications, took pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II.
Aarons was known for the positive portrayals he gave to the people he photographed and was invited to high-society gatherings for exactly this reason. His subject matter covered American and European society as well as nobility and both minor and major stars of the day.
I'm delighted to announce that I'm now a stockist for his magnificent portrayals of this time.
With over 144 outstanding images to choose from, Dig if U Will offers premium quality photographic prints from the Slim Aarons Archive, owned and housed by Getty Images. All photographs are printed and authorised by the Getty Images Gallery, London, sourced from the original negative. Each print is inspected by hand to ensure the highest quality original photographs, in a range of sizes.
The Slim Aarons' are printed on a traditional photographic paper (Fuji Crystal Archive Matt Finish) with colour C-Type Lambda. This process offers a continuous tone delivering beautifully vibrant and clear colours.
Please note that Slim Aarons stock may vary, please allow 3-4 weeks for all Slim Aarons orders.
Feast your eyes on some of these exquisite captures.