David Hamilton Jeune femme endormieSale Date: It seems like a lot of people afford the work a wider latitude of acceptance because it is widely considered beautiful. The majority of media outlets discussing these allegations cite cases in which people have been convicted of possessing child pornography in which Hamilton's images have been present. His conviction was overturned on appeal inwith the judge calling his conviction "very unfair" and criticising the Crown Prosecution Service CPS for prosecuting him. Except for a few commendable portraits and modest technical achievements with lighting, his entire work on the subject is but one superficial formula of adult male boudoir voyeurism repeated again and again with different girls.
Often controversial, the images evoke an effect of dreaminess through soft focus and varied grain.
The Suicide of David Hamilton and the Debate Over Child Nudity in Portraiture
Anonymous Josiah Moore - November 30, From the first post I expected a thoughtful thesis followed by a well thought, thoroughly constructed opinion questioning not only the morality of such photos but also a pervasive, contemporary social construct forged from the ground up that shapes our opinions of what's acceptable, what's art, and what's filth. Hamilton has said that his work looks for "the candor of a lost paradise". Get the latest news on the events, trends, and people that shape the global art market with our daily newsletter. September 24, Auction Closed. But I suspect David Hamilton's approach, as artistic as it is would be over the line for most people.