Photography, Vintage

Les Demoiselles D’Hamilton

david hamilton is a british photographer best known for his dreamy photographs of young women. much of his work has been criticised for being ‘pornographic’ and is particularly controversial because the women in his photographs are seemingly rather young. i wouldn’t say his work is any more risque than stuff coming from terry richardson or many modern day photographers (and it’s far more subtle for that matter) … but then again, i’m not the porno police.

he actually has a background in fashion, having worked as a graphic designer at french elle in the fifties and later became the art director of printemps in paris. if you ever happen to come across one of his books in some dusty second hand shop or market somewhere i’d encourage you to buy it, they seem to be pretty popular on ebay. before you sell it though you might consider giving it to me as i find his work to be exceedingly beautiful.

these images are from one of his books entitled les demoiselles d’hamilton (1973) – you may scan through the book here and see all the images here. fair warning: lots of nudity.

images courtesy of targophoto

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  • Reply Monique Viard Tuesday 14 December, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Purely Magical!

  • Reply Jessica Tuesday 14 December, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Such beautiful clothes!

  • Reply Lauren Tuesday 14 December, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I love his work, so many photographers nowadays try to emulate the soft, whimsical feeling of his photos.

  • Reply Crystal Lee Tuesday 14 December, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I love the clothes & the friendship/intimacy between the gals & the lighting! Thanks for the links!

  • Reply Kate Tuesday 14 December, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I love his work! His photos are absolutely stunning, and perfectly magical.

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