‘Christmas Swim’ is a beautiful Lambda print from 20th Century photographer Sim Aarons and is available as an open edition.
‘Christmas Swim’ is a wonderful photograph of Rita Aarons, wife of Slim Aarons, in a swimming pool festooned with floating baubles and a decorated Christmas tree, with the Hollywood sign in the background. It was taken in 1954.
The world of Aarons’s photographs, where wealthy people lounge poolside looking effortlessly beautiful, became an iconic look often mimicked in advertising. Renewed interest in his work led to two recent books and many admirers, particularly among fashion designers such as Paul Smith and Tom Ford. In a career that spanned six decades, Aarons visited many destinations like Beverly Hills, Capri and the French Riviera and photographed the Kennedy family, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and other elite jet-setters. Aarons worked without stylists or elaborate lighting, preferring to photograph celebrities in their own clothes and own surroundings. Available in other sizes.