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Artists of the moment…….photographer Slim Aarons

Photographer Slim Aarons was born in New York City in the year 1916. Aaron was renowned for his images of the jet setting and celebrity lifestyle. Many images concentrate on having fun at the pool.

His birth name was George Allen Aarons.

After high school he joined the army as it was the time of World War 2. This was the beginning of his lifelong journey with photography.

In this clip we view his most famous work, Kings of Hollywood. You might recognize Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart:

Slim Aarons was renowned for his images of the good life and poolside parties. In this clip we view the artist at his best with his subject of leisure activities!:

Aarons loved to make spontaneous decisions such and never used a make up artist and preferred to shoot with natural light.

Slim Aarons passed away in 2006.

price range information: Works range from $500 to $8,000.

I love the pool side compositions of this artist. Another photographer who captures the beach scene with great skill is the photographer Massimo Vitali.

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Artist of the moment….Photographer Massimo Vitali

Here is a fantastic photographer to review on these beginning days of warmer temps! Massimo Vitali is a world renown Italian photographer that was born in Como, Italy in the year 1944. Vitali captures groups and very large groups of people at leisure, many times large masses of people at the beach or some other large body of water. To get his somewhat birds eye view, he shoots his images from a platform that varies from 12 to 15 feet above the ground.

Price range information: Total price range is $2,000 to $90,000. A fair amount of work is available in the $3,000 to $10,000 range.

For his collegiate education he studied in London College of Printing. After college he worked a photo journalist and a camera operator.

A brief interview with the Italian Master.

Here we visit a show from 2011 and 2012.

When it comes to painting the beach and its leisure crowd without a doubt my favorite artist is Hilo Chen. A great artist who paints wonderful flesh tones. Below is an example of Chen’s photo realist style.

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