FINEPRINT co is the Exclusive Agent for Getty Images Gallery in Australia and New Zealand and therefore the only company with exclusive access to the entire collection of original Slim Aarons negatives held in the archives at Getty Images. The original black and white negatives and colour transparencies are individually tested and printed in the Getty Images Archive darkroom on professional grade resin paper or as Colour C-Type Prints, notable for their continuous tone and vibrant colours. Compared with standard inkjet prints from a digital file, these Colour C-Type Prints offer a truer representation of the original image in both colour matching and definition.

All Slim Aarons prints are embossed with ‘Getty Images Archives’ and comes with a certificate of Authenticity.

Photographing attractive People Doing Attractive Things in Attractive Places

Slim Aarons captured a golden age of wealth, privilege, beauty and leisure. His images are a veritable who’s who of high society. Working for the leading magazines of the day including Life, Holiday and Harper’s Bazaar, we imagine his work diary was filled with daringly glamourous social endeavours – from parties in Beverly Hills to winters in Gstaad and summers on the Italian Riviera.

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(1916-2006)Early War Photography, May 1944

Raised in New York and New Hampshire, Slim Aarons began his photography career while in the Army. As a combat photographer he saw action in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe, witnessing the fall of Tobruk and the liberation of Rome. He received a Purple Heart.

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After leaving the army, Slim became a freelance photojournalist in Hollywood and photographed the Hollywood elite; Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh to name but a few’.

He captured a golden age of wealth, privilege, beauty and leisure

After leaving the army, Slim became a freelance photojournalist and through his Yank connections headed for his first civilian tour of duty in Hollywood. Slim photographed the Hollywood elite – Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh to name but a few. When Life magazine opened a bureau in Rome, Slim relocated and it was in the Eternal City, destination of an international array of celebrities and aristocrats, that Slim began in earnest his lifelong project documenting the Beautiful People.

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In January of 1970, Nelda Linsk received a phone call from Slim Aaron…“I want to come over and do a pool shot. Call some friends over.”

“It was just very casual,” recalls Linsk, who owned the Kaufmann House at the time. “We just wore what we had; we did our own makeup and hair. We had no idea it was going to be so famous.”

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Artist Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman describing Slim Aarons“Fun, funny and fatherly. He always arrived in a celebratory mood that made me feel that all was right in the world."

When Life magazine opened a bureau in Rome, Slim relocated and it was here when he began his lifelong project documenting the ‘Beautiful People’. Slim worked for the leading magazines of the day often travelling to attend parties in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue. He enjoyed winters in Gstaad or Palm Beach, and summers on the French or Italian riviera and the Caribbean.

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Women were his number one subject

Slim Aarons may be known as the quintessential lifestyle photographer, but he would be the first to admit that women were his number one subject. From the hills of Hollywood to remote Swiss mountaintops, Slim tirelessly photographed the local beauties and style icons that have come to define his appealing brand of noble glamour.

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