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.
Today Flament is 42, thus four years too late to file a lawsuit against the famed photographer. Hamilton, 83, gained international notoriety in the s and 80s as a fashion photographer, but is best known for his nude images of young teenage girls. Originally from London, he has spent most of his life in France. It is an outcome that Flament likely did not expect when she first came forward with the accusation against her alleged rapist, whom she initially refused to name. It is based on her own story as a teenage rape victim, who for years is haunted by feelings of shame and guilt before confronting and overcoming those ghosts. It was a long voyage and I came back extraordinarily alive and hungry for the company of others. But it was a long, lonely, painful and frightening trip.
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.