A Twitter thread has resurfaced opinions about Brooklyn Beckham’s 2017 photobook.
Brooklyn Beckham was never going to be the most liked photographer in the industry. As the son of multi-millionaire superstars, he got one of the biggest leg-ups any photographer has received. As a teenager, his work wasn’t the worst we have seen, but it certainly didn’t warrant a photobook and a gig with Burberry! A few years have passed since he burst onto the scene, but even now, people enjoy giving the 21-year-old celebrity photographer jabs on social media.
This past Monday, Twitter user @cantsey, lightheartedly tweeted, “I think about Brooklyn Beckham’s photography book quite often.”
At the time of writing, the tweet had received 364 responses, 3,000 retweets, and 36,000 likes. The Twitter user was clearly taking a jab at the poorly exposed image of an elephant, and the rather comical caption Beckham had in his book.
The tweet sparked a response from other users, who weighed in their own thoughts on Beckham’s book.
Reminding Us of Hilarious Reviews
As the responses kept flowing, one person referenced some of the reviews the book received after its release, which is available on Amazon.
Does He Deserve the Criticism?
We can all agree that Brooklyn Beckham is not a good photographer. Nobody was a good photographer when they first picked up a camera. But at the same time, nobody has gotten anywhere near the same opportunities as Beckham did, and still does. That’s the world we live in. If you’re highly successful, like his mom and dad are, then you can give those closest to you the pathway to achieve the same level of success.
Beckham was 18 when the book was released. Sure, the whole thing is comical: it reaks of pure nepotism. But what 18-year-old kid, who has a passion for something, wouldn’t take the opportunities being handed to them? I know I wouldn’t turn them down. And I also know I wouldn’t have as much self-awareness as I do now to pass on the opportunity until my skill-set improved.
The Twitter thread sure made us smile, but we must also be aware that Beckham is a human, no matter how rich and famous he is. The responses he has received would be better placed toward his parents, the publishers, and the brands that supported him even when his work wasn’t up to scratch.