Poolside Gossip is a beautiful Lambda print from 20th Century photographer Sim Aarons and is available as an open edition.
'Poolside Gossip' is one of the late, veteran Hollywood photographer Slim Aarons’ most iconic and best loved photographs. Shot at the Palm Springs residence of entrepreneur Edgar Kaufman in 1970, Poolside Gossip absolutely typifies Arrons’ maxim of “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places”. Like a still from a movie set, it perfectly captures the sunshine, beauty and glamour of the privileged in 1970s California.
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.