Photographs from the upcoming book were leaked online and met with much scorn and abuse from people.
One person commented: “Huge fan of Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photographs and even worse captions.”
A second wrote: “Exactly. Makes me so cross. Think of all the talented would-be photographer teens out there who will never get exposure (no pun intended).”
“Brooklyn Beckham has a photography book? I’m sure photographers who have worked hard at their art will enjoy that,” commented a third.
As a fourth added: “Brooklyn Beckham’s ‘photography’ book is actually hilarious. Never seen such amature work done, ever. it is actually so funny [sic].”
However, other people defended him as one wrote: “He’s a teenager having fun with a camera, leave him.”
Francesca Dow, managing director of Penguin Random House children’s division, said: “What I See is a book for teenagers, by a teenager, which gives Brooklyn’s fans broader insight into his world seen through his unique and creative perspective.”
She went on to tell The Independent: “Teenagers lives are filled with the visual image and we know Brooklyn’s photos resonate with his huge young following, who avidly follow his life through his photography. We are proud to bring these images together in a book for a young generation for the first time.
“At Penguin Random House we publish a wide range of voices for all kinds of readers.”
Among the images leaked online from the 18-year-old’s book was a photograph of an elephant in shadow with the accompanying caption: “Elephants in Kenya. so hard to photograph, but incredible to see.”
Another picture from the book – set to go on sale next week for £16.99 – showed a monochrome dinner table in a restaurant and the words: “Dinner. i like this picture – it’s out of focus but you can tell there’s a lot going on.”
The son of Victoria and David Beckham has previously attracted criticism after he was invited to take part in a shoot for fashion house Burberry last…