The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Tuesday July 12 In the article below, we say that the books of the photographer, David Hamilton, were declared indecent in a "landmark ruling" at Guildford crown court. This was not a landmark ruling.
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.
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.
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. In NovemberFrench magazine L'Obs published anonymous accounts from three other former models claiming to have been raped by Hamilton.
What he produced and encouraged should never have been celebrated, as it enabled Hamilton and likely many more men to abuse who knows how many girls, normalizing pedophila and exploitation in the process. Yet he enjoyed fame and success for decades — from the 70s right up until the aughts, releasing two new books in The British photographer was found dead at 83, apparently of suicide, in his home on Friday night.
David Hamilton is a committed believer in the good life. When he travels, as he does often, it is to other places offering the same pleasures in profusion — Venice, Hawaii, the shores of the Pacific, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. In his most recent book, David Hamilton: Twenty Five Years Of An ArtistHamilton relates a key incident from childhood, during a bicycle ride through a park with friends.
Where are the fat children? I think he has a fetish for the same type of adolescent girl, it's boring. They are perfect!
David Hamilton 15 April — 25 November was a British commercial and fine art photographer. He is best known for romantic soft focus photographs of young girls. Today would have been his 85th birthday. The youth rejected the impoverished values of the advancing technocracy: personal peace and affluence.
Please refresh the page and retry. D avid Hamilton, the British fashion photographer famed for his soft-focus portraits of underage, unclothed girls has denied allegations by a French radio host and three other women that he raped them while they were in their early teens. Flavie Flament, a presenter on RTL radio, alleged the photographer, now 83, sexually assaulted her when she was 13 during a photo shoot at a nudist camp in Cap d'Agde, southern France, in the mids after persuading her parents to let him work alone with their daughter.