The genius of David Hamilton is all too often overlooked. Too many people concentrate on the so-called "audacity" of his photographic subjects, and too few on his actual artistic method.
His photographs are mesmerizing. In "The Age of Innocence", he captures in an instant what every man spends half his life trying to accomplish. Needless to say, however, Mr. Hamilton is an artist ahead of his time, and it will take some time for popular opinion to reflect that.