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. Citation needed Hamilton's images became part of an "art or pornography" debate. In October , French presenter Flavie Flament accused him of raping her in , when she was 13 years old. In November , French magazine L'Obs published anonymous accounts from three other former models claiming to have been raped by Hamilton.
Dreamy Photographs Of Young Women Taken By David Hamilton From The 1970s
The Suicide of David Hamilton and the Debate Over Child Nudity in Portraiture | Fstoppers
Often these boundaries are harmless and prompt little more than a debate regarding the meta of the relevant discipline. Occasionally, however, the debate is darker in nature as the boundary being pushed is one of moral significance. The photographer and director David Hamilton was somewhat of a permanent resident of such debate and his suspected suicide recently has brought a number of questions to fruition. His talent promptly landed him the position of art director at a number of European publications while he concurrently developed a photographic style he would later become famous for. While perhaps scoffed at today, his style of dreamy, soft focus images became popular in the extreme and resulted in millions in sales, many exhibitions, myriad features, and the position of director on several films.
This blog is a comparison of the work of two artists, one a photographer, the other a painter. The aim of the comparison is to shed light on the nature of their work by using each as a frame of reference for the other. His book The Age of Consent was banned in Australia until
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.