Writers at Home: Photographs by Slim Aarons

Writers at Home: Photographs by Slim Aarons

Sarah Coffey
Jun 13, 2008

Compiling our earlier post on poolside style, we spent some time looking at Slim Aarons' photographs and were reminded that he shot several portraits of writers in their homes and gardens. Do you know who this is, standing outside on her tiny Chicago deck? Click below to find out...

It's Gwendolyn Brooks at the age of 43, on her back porch in Chicago. Photo: Chicago Poet, 1960, C-Print available through Photographers Gallery.

Aarons shot Truman Capote throughout the writer's lifetime. Here he is in his 30s, smoking in his Brooklyn Heights apartment. Photo: Capote at Home, 1958, C-Print available through Photographers Gallery.

T.S. Eliot on his honeymoon in the Bahamas, after marrying his second wife Valerie Fletcher. Photo: T.S. Eliot on Love Beach, New Providence Island, 1957, via Guardian UK Blog.

This photo shows Carl Sandburg, not at home but sitting at the desk of his hero, Abraham Lincoln, in the Chicago Historical Society Museum. Photo: Carl Sandburg, 1960, via Photographers Gallery.

Writer and broadcaster Lowell Thomas was best known for his coverage of Captain T.E. Lawrence that led to the mythology surrounding "Lawrence of Arabia." A painting of Lawrence hangs on the wall behind him. Photo: Lowell Thomas, 1982, via Photographers Gallery.

This photo shows the British writer, Somerset Maugham, at his home in Cap Ferrat, France two years before his death at age 91. Photo: Somerset Maugham, 1963, via Photographers Gallery.

Another photo of Truman Capote, this time at age 46 in Palm Springs with his dog. Photo: Truman Capote, 1970 via Photographers Gallery.

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