Slim Aarons was an American photographer, a célèbre photographer and photographer of the celebrities. Aarons described his photography as "photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places”. Slim Aarons died in 2006, one and a half year before the beginning of the big American financial and real estate crisis.
This crisis started where Aarons created some of his most iconic works: in the villas, and at the swimming pools of Palm Springs. Joseph Ayerle created a cycle about the idea: What was, if Slim Aarons still made pictures in 2006?
Perhaps we will find one day a Kodak CD full of the last pictures of Slim Aarons, images never intended for publishing.
In the meantime we can enjoy Joseph Ayerles photo cycle. His wonderful pictures seem both erotic and earnest, comic and depressed. He is developing a distinctive Pop-Surrealist style, with a sense of the absurd, as well as respect regarding the oevre of Slim Aarons and the beauty of the desert town Palm Springs.