Heat wave getting you down? Skip back a few decades to the work of Slim Aarons, who made a living making portraits of people having a gentler life. From the ’50s to the ’70s, there was no country club, chalet, starlet, or authentic tiger skin rug that Aarons couldn't immortalize. Perhaps best known for his 1974 cult book A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life, Aarons delighted in recording of the luxe life, once characterizing his career mission as "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places."
Click Below to View Our Gallery of Slim Aarons' Portrait of the Good Life.
Aarons himself was born in modest circumstances in the beginning of the century in New Hampshire, and built his image archive through his work for Vogue, Town and Country, Life, Holiday, and Travel and Leisure Magazine after beginning his career as a war photographer during WWII.
And you've gotta admit, nothing beats a monocle in bed.
See more of Aarons work at Staley-Wise Gallery