Slim Aarons' Favourite Women
When Laura Hawk first met prolific photographer Slim Aarons, she was working on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. It couldn’t have been further from the world of the successful image-maker, who enjoyed lensing high profile stories for equally high profile titles such as Life, Town & Country and Holiday. “I was an outdoorsy kind of person and had no idea what I wanted to do.” Hawk recalls.
Yet Aarons took a chance on Hawk following an interview that her mother had arranged at her apartment. She would become his loyal “tuttofare” [or, maid of all work] – as he would refer to her role – and for a decade she travelled 400,000 miles with him to assist at shoots of “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places,” as Aarons defined his work – also the premise for a new book on his portraits of women, published by Abrams and written and edited by Hawk. via Another
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