Hamilton doom

On 30.11.2016, in galitsin, met-art, Sextexteen, by admin

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British art photographer David Hamilton died in Paris on Friday at the age of 83 after committing suicide, a police source told Reuters.

Hamilton, who was born in London but had lived much of his life in France, was found unresponsive in his Paris apartment by a neighbor who alerted emergency services, French radio station Europe 1 reported.

Hamilton, whose work appeared in high-end fashion magazines, was known for his images of nude or underclothed young models which drew some controversy. At the time of his death he had been embroiled in accusations of sexual assault by French TV and radio host Flavie Flament.

Flament accused Hamilton of raping her when she modeled for him as a 13-year-old in 1987. She did not mention him by name in her book «The Consolation,» but just a few days ago in an interview with a French newspaper she said Hamilton attacked her.

The cover photo of the book was an image taken by Hamilton. He denied the allegations.

Police launched an investigation into the cause of death.
The controversial British photographer David Hamilton, best known for nude images of young girls, has died in Paris at the age of 83.

He was found unconscious at his flat and died shortly afterwards. Police say the case is an apparent suicide.

Hamilton had recently denied accusations that he had in the past raped some of his teenage models.

He made his name in the 1960s with soft-focus pictures of young girls published by major magazines.

The emergency services were called to his apartment in the French capital’s 6th district (arrondissement) shortly after 20:30 local time (19:30 GMT) on Friday, where he was found unresponsive.

Results of a post mortem will be available in the coming days.

His death comes after a book published last month in which prominent TV presenter Flavie Flament described being raped at the age of 13 in the 1980s by a famous photographer, without giving a name.

In an interview with L’Obs weekly last week, Flament named Hamilton as her attacker. Other women then levelled similar accusations.

Hamilton, whose work has long raised questions about where art ends and pornography begins, strongly denied the allegations, and said he would sue for defamation.

Flament was left «devastated» by the news of his death on Friday, her editor Karina Hocine told AFP news agency.

«Naturally, we feel horrified and, at the same time, really disgusted that there was not enough time for justice to run its course,» she added.

Born in London in 1933, Hamilton settled in France after leaving Britain in the 1950s.

One Response to Hamilton doom

  1. Marc:

    All of this witch hunt against anything regarding amorous relationships between adults and teenagers now borders on COLLECTIVE HYSTERIA!! I have always loved David HAMILTON’s great work! I just discovered your own recently. DO NOT let yourself being intimidated by all these sick «Neo-Puritan» inquisitors, and their pseudo-legal persecution and harassment! I really hope you will be fully active again as a creator of Erotic Art. My very best wishes to you and your family!

    Greetings from France!

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