david hamilton

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I was so happy to discover this beautiful 1976 David Hamilton photography book at an op shop (Savers) yesterday. There was no price sticker, so the lady said I could have it for $2.99. Score!

I first knew of David Hamilton's work through Thrift Candy. His photography style has a gorgeous feminine and delicate quality. It's almost surprising to know that such work was done decades ago, as it's the type of dreamy photography that seems very popular today. I instantly thought that they looked very Lula-esque. The muted colours, soft hazy focus, dreamy stillness, graceful movements, beautiful ballerinas, long flowy dresses, flowered floppy hats, ... there is much to love!

Here are some of the amazing photos included in the book. It was terribly hard to narrow it down to a mere few, so unlike my usual posts (who cares about consistency?), this will have to be a bit more image-heavy. Hope you don't mind!






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44 little notes:

DaughterEarth said...

what a great find! I love when that happens. Thanks for sharing - really beautiful.

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Wow, gorgeous! That is a fantastic find.

Mandy said...

what a find. love it! those photos are so pastel and calm.

Little Bear Stories said...

Those photos are beautiful! What a good bargin!x

Ulrika said...

Gorgeous photos, great find!xxx

Lane said...

oh how pretty :)

CherryBlossom said...

Gorgeous phhotography, and what a great price!

virginie said...

lovely find , amazing inspiring pictures

Mela said...

amazing, thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

So pretty! There's just something really nice about old photography.

drollgirl said...

what a FANTASTIC book! it looks absolutely amazing!

beingdena said...

stunning photos. you always find the best books.
x

Cher' Shots said...

Thanks for sharing, His work is beautiful. I'll be looking for his books.

Hillary said...

Cool! What an incredible find.

Penelope said...

What a beautiful book (yay Savers). They're so dreamy - you're right, they do look like they belong in Lula!

bilbiochic said...

so beautiful!! thanks for sharing!
xoxo
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See Hear Say said...

you always seem to find awesome stuff at such an unbelievably cheap price!! how did you do it, you have to give me tips!

the capered dandelion said...

Absolutely amazing! Thank you for introducing me to a new photog (:

fhen said...

i really love his portrait photography


xoxo

mel said...

oh wow, what gorgeous pictures!
x

Diane said...

Beautiful images!

a bow factory said...

lucky to find it ! Beautiful peaceful pictures ! :)

maybemayest said...

i never known him before until i read your post :)

those photographs are very beautiful and just like a daydream's telling !

Mo said...

that's a cheap and awesome find

wawa said...

these are dreamy,i lo0ve! thanx for sharing!

raspberry pancakes said...

What a treasure!

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t said...

That was a sweet deal! :)

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Miss Madeline said...

all lovely, great find

Starr Crow said...

oh. my. god.
i can't believe you found that and for such a great prics! what a precious treasure to come across.

bowsnhearts said...

Wow what a bargain! The photos are so lovely though....they all look very romantic and sweet!

pooh said...

so beautiful.

pooh said...

soooo beautiful.This reminds me of Sarah Moon.

fai said...

nice picure, lovely

Glam Girl said...

Nice post! So feminine!

Holly said...

what a beautiful and inspiring blog. i only hope one day i can make mine like yours. :)

Emily said...

Oh my, $2.99 for such a treasure?! Can't beat that! I'm so happy for you that you found this :)

The seashell photo is my favorite. It's not only fantastically lovely, it really speaks to my senses. I love when art moves me like that.

Amélie and Alice said...

what a great find!
love his photos, so dreamy and beautiful!

≈ Jennifer said...

What a magical book, great find Anna! xx

dieter michalek said...

a like his work-

lg.
dieter

Torie Jayne said...

Such gorgeous images!

Maria Confer said...

What an amazing find Anna! His work is so breathtaking.

Lulu Letty

Slumber Designs said...

omg... those photos are stunning!! i wish i had that book myself, I'd have so much fun looking through it! lovely, lovely, lovely.

Sally said...

Beautiful! What a great find!

Missa said...

Oh. My. GOSH. Anna! You lucky duck!!! I must track down a copy of this book, what an INCREDIBLE find, really I would have been over the moon!

I've never seen any of the photos here either, and I love them all :)

Oh, and happy belated birthday!!!