David Hamilton 15 April — 25 November was a British photographer and film director best known for his photography of young women and girls, mostly in the nude. It was not created that way. In OctoberFrench presenter Flavie Flament accused him of raping her inwhen she was 13 years old.
David Hamilton was a British photographer and film director known for his nude photographs of adolescent girls. Often controversial, the images evoke an effect of dreaminess through soft focus and varied grain. Born on April 15, in London, United Kingdom, the artist initially found work as an art director, then a commercial photographer in the s and 60s in France.
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The Muse, The young age of the girls and the erotic nature of the photos led to discussions about his art being art or pornography. I feel as if I am flipping through their diary, invading their secret thoughts.
Parents rarely refused when he asked if the youngsters could come to his studio to pose, honoured that their child had been spotted by a world-famous artist. On Friday evening, days after allegations resurfaced that he had raped and sexually abused a number of his young models, the London-born photographer, who had repeatedly denied the accusations, was found dead in his Paris home. Police reported that a bottle of medication was found nearby, and declared that Hamilton, 83, had taken his own life.
Monday, May 6, David Hamilton elegant erotic photography. His artistic skills began to emerge during a job at an architect's office. At age 20, he went to Paris, where he worked as graphic designer for Peter Knapp of Elle magazine.
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United Kingdom - It is quite rare that a quest for finding beauty can produce such divided reactions. By choosing young, pre or after pubescence girls, David Hamilton has irrevocably placed his photography in a position in which it could be criticized and questioned. The artist photographed children as well, and in questionable poses, adding oil to already existing fires of the controversy.
Alessandro Sicuro. This is a very intriguing and different form of picture book. But very tastefully yet thoughtfully done. Hamilton skillfully and artfully captures the many moods and spirit of his subject and the clearly we can see how wonderful the female form is with the proper light, style and so much more.