David Hamilton was born on April 15, 1933, and died on November 25, 2016.
He was an English photographer and film director.
He was best known for his nude images of young women and girls.
He grew up in London.
Hamilton’s schooling was interrupted by World War II.
As an evacuee, Hamilton spent some time in the countryside of Dorset, which inspired some of his work.
When the war was over, he returned to London and finished his schooling.
Hamilton’s artistic skills began to emerge during a job at an architect’s office.
When he was 20 years old, Hamilton went to Paris, where he worked as graphic designer for Peter Knapp of Elle magazine.
When he become known and successful, he was hired away from Elle by Queen magazine in London as art director.
He soon realized his love for Paris, however, and after returning there became the art director of Printemps, the city’s largest department store.
Hamilton started photographing commercially while still employed, and the dreamy, grainy style of his images quickly brought him success.
He was found dead in his Paris apartment with a plastic bag over his head.
David Hamilton passed away at 83 years old.