David Hamilton was born in London, England on April 15, 1933. During World War II, he was evacuated to Dorset, but returned to London for school. Afterward, he worked for an architect. Later, he was a graphic designer for Elle magazine in Paris, an art director of Queen magazine, and an art director for the Printemps department store. He was a photographer whose images of prepubescent girls blurred the line between art and pornography. He directed five erotic movies that largely centered on blossoming sexuality in flower-crowned girls including Bilitis in 1977. His work appeared in more than two dozen books. He was recently accused of raping underaged models during his career. He committed suicide on November 25, 2016 at the age of 83.