Brooklyn, eldest of the four Beckham-offsprings, has officially made his passion of the art of photography a business. The 18-year old has been documenting his hobby on Instagram for as long as we can remember, and it seemed only a matter of time before the young creative would sail out into what might become his future full time job. “What I See” will hit shelves June 29th, with The Telegraph Magazine exclusively previewing some of the hardback’s snapshots.
Although we do admire the aspiring artist’s drive, and stand in full support of everyone trying to pursue their dreams, it’s hard not to notice the project’s flaws. We ourselves feel a bit torn between whether or not we like or dislike this debut-offering. And we are not the only ones. For instance, Alice Jones, Arts Editor at The i Newspaper, tweeted this:
Huge fan of Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photographs and even worse captions pic.twitter.com/012PeCcED4
— Alice Jones (@alicevjones) 23. Juni 2017
While some of us enjoy a certain juvenile, imperfect aesthetic in a world where eveything and everyone has the desire to settle for nothing less than picture-perfect, others have issued their concerns in terms of Brookly Beckham’s photography to be nothing more than a product serving lucrative instead of artistic purposes, with the only thing worth mentioning being the fact that “What I See” comes from one of David and Victoria’s sons.
As said before, we can’t quite make up our minds, as we see the point in both sides. On one hand, you’ve got a young man on the verge into adulthood, figuring out what he may or may not want to do with his life, attempting to turn a hobby into something serious, which always takes guts. On the other hand, however, we see someone who could basically do whatever he wanted to, and be successful at it, simply because he comes from a wealthy celebrity-family, where as others his age appear to have a higher amount of potential, with no support whatsoever. A similar discussion arose when Beckham was asked to shoot a Burberry campaign a few seasons ago, with The Guardian calling it a “devaluation of photography”.
But, at the end of the day, art’s always a question of taste and perspective, so we’re just going to leave it up to you to figure out what you make of Brooklyn’s photos. All we can say is that we wish him happiness and well-being, and encoruage him to do whatever it is he ends up wanting to do.
Brooklyn Beckham will be touring in support of “What I See” – Find Dates and info here.