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 first and most obvious commonality is their celebration of the naked female body. Hamilton subjects very rarely look directly at the camera.
David Hamilton, Photographer Known for Nude Images of Girls, Dies at 83
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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. He published numerous photobooks during his life, The Age of Innocence being one of his most popular. In , the photographer was accused of rape by four separate women who had served as former models.
David Hamilton (photographer)
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 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.