Slim Aarons (1916 – 2006) made his career “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” Aarons moved to California after serving in World War II. He had full access to the people and places he photographed, for as he described it, “They would invite me to one of their parties because they knew I wouldn’t hurt them. I was one of them.” Interestingly, Aarons never used a stylist or make-up artist for his subjects. You can find a great collection of his work and purchase prints at the Photographers Gallery.
More of Aarons work after the jump