I recently purchased my first Slim Aarons book, Poolside With Slim Aarons. For those familiar with Slim Aarons' work, you'll know that he spent the majority of his adult life documenting the lifestyles - and please excuse the cliché - of the Rich and Famous. Better yet, the super rich and REALLY famous.
Having started his career during WWII, he was often witness to the atrocities and casualties of war. So much so, that upon the end of WWII, Slim Aarons decided to become a society photog, explaining, "From now on, I'm going to walk on the sunny side of the street. I'm going to have fun photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractvie places and maybe take some attracive photographs." So he went on to document the lives of the rich as they socialized, traveled, and lived through the lens of his camera. If there is a quintessential portrait into the lives of the leisured classes, I always think of Slim Aarons.