Images from Brooklyn Beckham’s new photography book have been leaked and it seems not everyone is a fan.
People are taking to social media to share their views, with particular criticism aimed at at the captions.
On one page, next to a picture of an elephant in the shadows, the caption read: “Elephants in Kenya. so hard to photograph, but incredible to see.”
On the next page, next to a blurry shot of a crowd at a restaurant, the 17-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham wrote: “Dinner. i like this picture – it’s out of focus but you can tell there’s a lot going on.”
Alice Jones, arts editor of the i Paper, posted an early look at the book, which is priced at £16.99, and tweeted: “Huge fan of Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photographs and even worse captions.”
While several fans have tried to defend him by saying he’s “just a kid having fun with a camera”, it has been pointed out that few of those would be handed a book deal with Penguin Books.
Brooklyn himself posted a selfie with the book on Instagram where he said he was “excited” about the release and would be signing copies for fans next week.
Unfortunately is not the first time he and the companies he works with have attracted criticism.
In January 2016 he drew the ire of professional fashion photographers after being invited to take part in a shoot for Burberry.
Fashion photographer Chris Floyd told the Guardian at the time that Burberry’s decision to employ the inexperienced teenager was a “devaluation of photography” that showed a lack of respect for experienced professionals.
He also said that Brooklyn’s jump to professionalism “goes against everything his parents represent”.
“David and Victoria Beckham represent sheer willpower and graft,” he said. “Especially her, she’s climbed that mountain all by…