George Allen Aarons, known as Slim Aarons, was born in Manhattan (New York) on 29 October 1916.
At the peak of his artistic talents in the 1950s and 60s, he was influenced by the golden age of high society, the stronghold of his creativity. Uninhibited and close-knit, this elite lived at full throttle, starting afresh in a society broken by the horrors of the war. Better than anyone else in this medium, this photographer of genius succeeded in capturing these moments of high-society life without pretension, allowing him to be readily accepted among the world's highest social circles. Slim Aarons's fame was not slow in coming, and his shots, while retaining a disarming naturalness, are evidence of his love for high society. An inveterate perfectionist, he found in this world a perfectly innate sophisticated appeal, perfectly in harmony with his artistic consistency. In his art photography, Slim Aarons reveals an ode to elitism, illustrating a dream of ultimate beauty of a society deemed inaccessible.
Slim Aarons died in Montrose (New York) on 29 May 2006.