The Age of Innocence is a photography and poetry book by David Hamilton. The book contains images of early-teen girls, often nude, accompanied by lyrical poetry. Images are in a boudoir setting  and photographed mainly in colour using a soft-focus filter, with some shots in black-and-white.
David Hamilton 15 April — 25 November was a British photographer and film director best known for his nude images of young women and girls. At age 20, he went to Paris, where he worked as graphic designer for Peter Knapp of Elle magazine. After becoming known and successful, he was hired away from Elle by Queen magazine in London as art director. Hamilton began photographing commercially while still employed, and the dreamy, grainy style of his images quickly brought him success. His further success included many dozens of photographic books with combined sales well into the millions, five feature films, countless magazine publishings and museum and gallery exhibitions. In December , Images Gallery in Manhattan showed his photographs, at the same time that Bilitis was released. Besides his main theme of depicting young women Hamilton made pictures of flowers, men, landscapes, farm animals, pigeons and photographic still lifes of fresh fruits. Several of his photographs look alike oil paintings. Most of his work gives an impression of timelessness because of the absence of cars, modern buildings and advertisement boards. His soft focus style came back into fashion at Vogue, Elle and other fashion magazines from around
David Hamilton , the photographer whose work inspired both outrage and praise, has died in France aged The photographer was found unresponsive by a neighbor who called the emergency, and according to the French police, the cause of death was suicide. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has released about a book a year, selling in the millions of copies worldwide. Due to the nature of his art, the artist was often the subject of controversy. Hamilton has now joined the list of high-profile celebrities whose death has marked the year, becoming our artist of the month. By the end of the s, Hamilton has developed a recognizable dreamy, grainy aesthetics that quickly brought him success. His soft focus images brought him millions in sales, many exhibitions, myriad features, and photobooks.
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