David Hamilton, the British photographer whose diaphanous images of prepubescent girls blurred the line between art and pornography, was found dead on Friday in his Paris apartment, one week after a former model accused him of raping her in when she was The police said that the cause appeared to be suicide but their investigation was continuing. Hamilton directed five erotic movies that largely centered on blossoming sexuality in flower-crowned girls.
Post a Comment. David Hamilton — was a British photographer, who grew up in London. His schooling was interrupted by World War II.
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David Hamilton was known for his nude photos of young girls, many in their early teens. Police have declared his death a suicide. Hamilton, who was 83, was found dead at home on Friday.
As a young evacuee, he was sent to Dorset to avoid the air-raid attacks on London during the war. Upon the end of the war, a young Hamilton returned to London, continuing with his education before moving to France. There, his artistic nous was noticed after he took work in an architecture office.
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 15 April — 25 November was a British photographer and film director best known for his nude images of young women and girls. Hamilton grew up in London. His schooling was interrupted by World War II.
Please refresh the page and retry. Mr Hamilton,who had lived much of his life in France and whose works had appeared in high-end fashion magazines, was found unresponsive in his home by a neighbour who alerted emergency services, the sources said. It comes as a French presenter who accused the photographer of raping her and several other victims when they were teenagers said his apparent suicide had denied them justice. The horror of this news will never wipe out that of our sleepless nights," said Flavie Flament.
David Hamiltonthe photographer whose work inspired both outrage and praise, has died in France aged The photographer was found unresponsive by a neighbor who called the emergency, and according to the French police, the cause of death was suicide. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has released about a book a year, selling in the millions of copies worldwide.