Skiers at Verbier 1964 Born in New Hampshire in 1916, Slim Aarons signed up with the U.S. Army at age 18 and was utilized as a photographer at West Point. He later on worked as a war professional photographer in Europe during The Second World War and made a Purple Heart–“I offered it to a blonde I knew after the war. She stated she liked the colour.” Aarons would later on state that the war taught him that the only beach worth landing on was “embellished with lovely, seminude women tanning in a relaxing sun.”
After the war, and the dawn of business air travel and the birth of the jet set he photographed high society at their playgrounds around the globe. He had some mantras that he felt provided him access to these individuals: “No assistants, no props, no stylists, no lights, no issues.” “I knew everybody,” he stated in an interview with The Independent in 2002: “They would welcome me to one of their parties because they understood I wouldn’t injure them. I was one of them.” His longterm assistant Laura Hawk when composed that there were three pieces of clothing that Aarons declined to photograph: Denims, Tee shirts, and running shoes–“I do not do style,” he said. “I take pictures of individuals in their own clothing which ends up being fashion.”
Skiers at Verbier Switzerland 1964 Ski’bottom’Alice Clement, a waitress and dishwasher at Stowe, Vermont when not on the slopes, carrying her skis en route to a run, circa 1960. A Terrific Time– Slim Aarons(Image by Slim Aarons/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Party in Snowmass Village, in Pitkin County, Colorado, in April 1968
2 females recline on improvised sunbeds in Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire (1955 )
Cortina D’Ampezzo 1962’Zermatt Snowboarding’1968 Alpine Snowboarding 1964 Planting Ski< img src= "https://flashbak.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/A-stand-up-fondue-picnic-for-skiers-at-Snowmass-at-Aspen-Colorado-1200x1570.jpg" alt =""width ="1200"height ="1570"> A stand-up fondue picnic for skiers at Snowmass-at-Aspen, Colorado Skiing at Sugarbush– a mountain resort in Vermont, April 1960
Manuela Boraomanero (left) and Emanuela Beghelli holiday in the Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, March 1976. Skiers go by the Hotel Chesa Grischuna in Klosters, 1963.’Snowmass Town’ 1972 Slim Aarons Winter Suntans 1960 Skiing In Gstaad’ Slim Aarons Estate Edition 1977 ‘Snowboarding At Courchevel’, 1963 The post The Fashionable and the Fast– Skiing Pictures by Slim Aarons appeared initially on Flashbak.