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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.
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.
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.
Controversial British fashion photographer David Hamilton, 83, was found dead in his Parisian home Friday, emergency services sources said, just weeks after being accused of rape by several former child models. Hamiltonknown for his widely published nude images of underage girls, was found in a state of cardiac arrest an informed source said, adding there was medication near his body. He was declared dead an hour later.
David Hamilton — was a British photographer, who grew up in London. His schooling was interrupted by World War II. As an evacuee, he spent some time in the countryside of Dorset, which inspired his work.
By Peter Allen for MailOnline. David Hamilton stands in front of one of his photographs taken during the late s at a exhibition. A British photographer known for his soft-focus portraits of teenage girls is facing child rape accusations in France - but his alleged victims are now too old for a prosecution.
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.
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.