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A Place in the Sun Hardcover – October, 1996

4.1 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854104314
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854104311
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 10.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #920,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Be warned: unlike The Age of Innocence, two-thirds of this book consists of landscapes. If it's sea and clouds you want (with no humans in the picture), buy this. If it's beautiful girls you want, get his other books.
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David Hamilton is perhaps the most talented photographer in the world... This volume is proof. While his other US releases, "The Age of Innocence" and "Twenty-Five Years of an Artist" focus almost entirely upon his obsession with nude girls between the ages of 12-18, "A Place in the Sun" incorporates the beauty of a young girl into the larger, greater beauty of the tropics; Making the beauty of her nude physical form into just one part of the whole of the surrounding beauty of the water, the sky, the beach, and the flora and fauna of the environment of which she is a part. This book is a true journey into fantasy! The topless girl standing on the beach looking out to sea on page 44, the single cloud over the Bali sea on page 104, the peaceful young goddess sleeping in the hammock on page 46... These pictures alone would be with the price.
This is THE most beautiful photography book I have ever seen, and far less controversial than his other US releases... Buy this book. It will one day be a collectors item.
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David Hamilton has "renewed" his Place in the Sun with this wonderful collection of photographs that inspired many visual artists throughout the 70's and 80's. This book relocates Hamilton back on the Top 20 Lists of International Photographic Artists. His portraits of friends, visual still lifes, and his classic modeling of the nude reminds us of Hamilton's place in our visual influence.
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This book contains a variety of beautiful pictures of various things, from deserted beaches, to storm-encroached seas, to even a mule! It also has some excellent photos of young girls, some of which are extraordinary in their perfection of beauty and their playful attitude toward life. I would say there are 10 to 20 photos of beautiful girls in this book. They are well worth the asking price of the book.
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In an age that has gone terribly wrong, Hamilton is a visionary who still understands that the beauty of children, a subject celebrated and explored throughout the ages since ancient times, must remain a focal point for photographer and artist alike.
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At first glance the youthful pictures take away from the flow of the essay. Then it comes together. This is a testament to Hamilton's artistry. He is rightfully called an arist that paints with the eye, lens, and darkroom. What truly sets him apart from other photographers, such as Sturges, is that he captures personality. One shows nudity as dull, while the other, brings charm and grace that quickens the pulse, not dulls the senses. Erotic is not in this book, but a dream-like reality that brings back better times. Not to dwell on, but to enjoy at ones older time.
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