Things are going well for Brooklyn Beckham, who just got to photograph Burberry's latest campaign
Aside from the royal family, the Beckhams pretty much have a lock on the Most Awesome Superstar British Family Award. (Not an actual thing, but if it were, the Beckhams would be a shoe-in. I mean, as much as we love Prince Harry, the reigning Sexiest Man Alive and his fam do have the coolness factor heavily on their side.)
We swoon over David Beckham on the daily, and we’d give anything to have Victoria dress us for a night out (please let this happen…call me, Victoria). But right now, there’s another superstar in the Beckham household who just might be on the verge of eclipsing his parents’ glory. You know who we’re talking about—David and Victoria’s 16-year-old son, Brooklyn.
We’re big fans of Brooklyn around here. We love his fashion sense, his moody black-and-white Instagram photos, his (totally adorable) ongoing social media feud with his dad and the way he supports his glamorous and loving mom. So last week, when Burberry announced that Brooklyn would be photographing its new fragrance campaign, we were STOKED.
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Brooklyn has a great artistic eye (see his aforementioned IG posts), and just a few months ago, his dad spoke publicly about Brooklyn’s passion for photography. He also has a massive following on social media. So TBH the Burberry campaign seems like a pretty genius idea.
Some professional photographers out there disagree, however. Actually, that’s an understatement. They’re ticked off. Big time. Photographers in the UK are speaking out, saying it’s a slap in the face of professionalism. Some have even gone so far as to call the project a “devaluation of photography.” Harsh.
While we’d never want to suggest that years of training and education are a waste of time (we most definitely do not believe this), we’d like to remind everyone that we’re talking about a 16-year-old kid here. He’s been given a fantastic opportunity. An opportunity that anyone in his shoes would probably take advantage of. Some of the criticism he’s facing is outright bullying.
So ease up on the kid, okay? We think he did a fabulous job. The campaign is edgy and hip. Very Brooklyn. It gives us heart eyes for days.
Check it out in the preview posted on Instagram by Burberry and see for yourself…
Brooklyn’s #THISISBRIT campaign officially launches in July. We’re. So. There.
(Images via Facebook and Instagram.)