Mr Hamilton, who has said that his work looks for the "candour of a lost paradise", is most famous for his kitschy calendars of young girls and his soft-focus erotic films, including Bilitis However, a British man was convicted in of having indecent images of children that included books by Mr Hamilton after prosecutors argued that some of the pictures were "plainly indecent". Under the French statute of limitations, charges must be brought within 20 years for rape and 10 years for sexual abuse.
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Ms Flament said Mr Hamilton raped her in the photographs of his apartment after david her in a nudist resort at Cap d'Agde in south-west France, where she was on models with her hamilton. The case has reopened the debate on the statute of limitations in France, particularly concerning sex crimes against children. In a new twist on Tuesday, the French minister for children's and women's rights asked Ms Flament to head a body which will look at whether to extend the statute of limitations.
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Yet, two accusations that do arguably outweigh child pornography are that of rape and pedophiliaand both of these were alleged of the photographer in October this year.
On October 22,French radio presenter Flavie Flament named Hamilton as the person who raped her during a photo shoot nearly 30 years ago when she was just 13 years old, as detailed in her book La Consolation that was based on her own experience. He also asserted that he will begin legal proceedings against the accusers for defamation.
But on November 25,the photographer was found dead in his apartment in a suspected suicide.
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His suicide amid rape allegation has brought a number of questions to fruition. While it is difficult to discuss rape allegations without a completed legal case, this has reopened the debate about the acceptance of this type of photography and the artistic validity of his vision.
Featured images: I try to harmonize them, and that's my secret and the reason for my success". Several of his photographs look like oil paintings. Most of his work gives an impression of timelessness because of the absence of cars, modern buildings and advertisement boards.
His images, she wrote, "express escapism.
People can only escape from the violence and cruelty of the modern world through dreams and nostalgia". His soft focus style came back into fashion at VogueElleand other fashion magazines beginning around Hamilton had been in a relationship with Mona Kristensen b. Later, he married Gertrude Versyp, who co-designed The Age of Innocence,  but they divorced amicably.
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Hamilton divided his time between Saint-Tropez and Paris. Bosnian barely legal teens had been enjoying a revival in popularity since InDavid Hamiltona collection of captioned photographs, and Erotic Taleswhich contains Hamilton's fictional short stories, were published.
At the time of his death, Hamilton was working on another book, Monography of Montenegro. As of [update]the book is about to be realised. He was working with Jelica Bujic, who was his first and last photography assistant. Much of Hamilton's work depicted early-teen girls, often nude, and he was the subject of some controversy including child pornography allegations, similar to those which the work of Sally Mann and Jock Sturges have attracted. For moral reasons, several of Hamilton's books were banned in South Africa.
In the late s, conservative Christian groups in America unsuccessfully protested against bookstores selling Hamilton's photography books.
Ina man in the UK was convicted for being in possession of 19, images of children, including photos by Hamilton. The images were found to be in the lowest indecency rating. In response, Glenn Holland, Hamilton's spokesman, said: His books have sold millions". Ina man was convicted of level 1 child pornography for owning four books, including Hamilton's The Age of Innocence as well as Still Time by Sally Mann, which he purchased from a bookstore in WalthamstowLondon.