David Hamilton (London, 15 April 1933) is a British-born French photographer and occasional film director most known for his images of young women.
Hamilton grew up in London. His schooling was interrupted by World War II. As an evacuee, he spent some time in the countryside of Dorset, which inspired his work until today. After the war, Hamilton returned to London and finished school before moving to France where he has lived ever since.
Career and Current Life
His artistic skills began to emerge during a job at an architect’s office. 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 soon realized his love for Paris, however, and after returning there became the art director of Printemps, the city’s largest department store. Hamilton began photographing commercially while still employed… read more