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Pebble Beach Hunt (November 1976)

Slim Aarons

Open edition
Colour Lambda Print
Approx. 19" x 19"
Slim Aarons/ Hulton Archive/ Getty Images

Riders gather in the courtyard of Richard Collins' House for the stirrup cup libation, before the start of the Pebble Beach Hunt of English and American foxhounds, November 1976. The four red-coated riders are (left to right) whip Janet Ellis, joint master John Love, president of the US Pony Club, huntsman Patrick Ellis and joint master Richard Collins. Copyright Getty Images.


Slim Aarons

American photographer Slim Aarons (1916-2006), born George Allen Aarons, is best known for his work photographing the American aristocracy and celebrities of Hollywood.  At 18 years old, Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army and soon became a combat photographer for the Second World War.  Aarons returned to America after the war finished, and, having witnessed the grim reality of conflict, decided to concentrate on photographing the colourful, sun-dazed glamour of celebrities, jetsetters, and socialites. Aarons’ work is admired for his brilliant use of natural light and awareness for great compositions.