A Dreamy Collection Of Pictures By David Hamilton.
Originally from London, David Hamilton (1933-2016) was a photographer. As an evacuee during World War II, he spent time in the Dorset countryside, which inspired his work. Upon his return from the war, Hamilton finished school in London before moving to France where he has lived ever since.
While working at an architect’s office, his artistic abilities began to develop. After moving to Paris at age 20, he worked as a graphic designer for ELLE magazine’s Peter Knapp. In London, Queen magazine hired him away from ELLE as art director after he became known and successful.
Upon his return to Paris, Hamilton joined Printemps, the city’s largest department store, as its art director. During his employment as a photographer, Hamilton experimented with grainy, dreamy images that quickly gained him fame.
Others such as Twen, Photo and Realities consulted him for their publications. Hamilton’s work had a distinctive style by the end of the 1960s. In addition to his photographic books, he published five feature films, countless magazines, and exhibited them in dozens of museums and galleries.
David Hamilton Portfolios
- Souvenirs (1974)
- Flower Girls (1979)
- Shadows of a Summer (1979)
- The White Pebble (1980)
- he Great Silver Photography (1984)
David Hamilton Films
- Bilitis (1977)
- Laura: Shadows of a Summer (1979)
- Tender Cousins (1980)
- A Summer in St. Tropez (1983)
- First Desires (1984)