Brooklyn Beckham, 18, moving to NY on his own to ‘pursue photography career’


Brooklyn Beckham has officially graduated from high school and is ready to start his new adult life in New York City. Not that any of the Beckham offspring have ever been accused of acting like children, but now that his school is finished, he’s moving out of Beckham Castle to explore both a career in photography and his recently confirmed relationship with YouTube Madison Beer.

Brooklyn Beckham — the 18-year-old son of David and Victoria whom Page Six reported is dating YouTube star Madison Beer — is looking for an apartment in New York, we hear.

Brooklyn — who just released a photography book, “What I See” — is “looking to take a bite [out] of the Big Apple,” a source dishes. “He’s searching for a space of his own in New York. He’s planning on moving there next month to pursue his photography career, among other things.”

But the celebrity scion will be bicoastal “to pursue his relationship with Madison.” Beer was discovered by Justin Bieber online in 2012.

[From Page Six]

There is an argument to be made that Brooklyn, having scored a Burberry campaign at age 16 and published a photography book, already has a career in photography. The problem is, having a career and studying an art are different animals. Brooklyn was supposed to attend Parsons School of Design to study fashion photography but that was reported in March and this article makes no reference about attending school. So is that plan is on hold? Instead, I assume he’ll study his art on the mean streets of… what? Whatever high-end neighborhood he lands in? Maybe with the bi-costal traveling he will declare himself a photojournalist and land a Time cover by Christmas. The one thing we know is he is serious about his chosen profession. He doesn’t need contracts, he’s already put it in ink:

Healed….. @_dr_woo_

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Just like when you tattoo your partner’s name on you, this makes it legit. Following in his dad’s tattoo-loving footsteps, Brooklyn is quickly adding to his count. In addition to the Native American portrait and camera, he got this compass, which he uses to get around the city:

Thanks mate…

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He also has the words “Pure Energy” on his fingers (which I choose to believe is a nod to Information Society… or Mr. Spock) plus his latest, an eagle

Pure energy 🦅. @jtuil

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As for his new girlfriend Madison, as the excerpt said, is a Justin Bieber protégé and current YouTube star. She’s pretty, she’s just starting out and they look cute together but I’m not going to get too invested in an 18-year-olds bi-costal relationship. Besides, he’s pursuing photography in New York. He’s super serious, too. I mean, have you seen the tattoo?

Does anyone else find a black box asking “What I See” ironic?

Who is excited :):)

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So proud, amazing exhibition @brooklynbeckham thank you @christiesinc #whatiseebrooklynbeckham @poloralphlauren x VB

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  1. CynicalAnn says:

    Rehab countdown in 1 . . .

  2. detritus says:

    hmm. mediocre nepotism hire fails upward, i shouldve worked on being born better.

    tbh, this is exactly how a teenager with more money than rules would act. i hope he smartens up about the indigenous iconography though and keeps his tattoos to cheesy inspiraquotes and the inevitable mustache finger. next salty question, does he have something trite tattooed on the inside of his lower lip too? Or is that only for girls?

  3. Chaine says:

    The compass makes me lol. In my neck of the woods it is the standard first tattoo of forty-something soccer moms when they get divorced.

  4. Louise says:

    Skint for brains.

  5. jugil1 says:


  6. Amy says:

    If he, as a Brit, is not studying, how does he get a visa to stay in the US??

    Signed, someone who is trying to get a job in the US but keeps getting stung by the “already needs to be able to legally work in the US” requirement.

    • PIa says:

      THIS! I mean, I know actors have those special work visa, and his mother’s line probably has offices in the US, allowing her a work visa.

      But this kid, if he is not in school (so no school visa) cannot be in the US working. In fact, if he did have a school visa, his employment would be highly limited and regulated.

      I think he might be here as a visitor, fly back to the UK every 6 months or so to keep things legal. His parents are probably footing the rent, and he is interning, so technically not getting paid. Ah, the high life!

    • tealily says:

      I’m sure it has to do with having the bank account to support himself without a job or government assistance. (Good luck to you. I lived in England for a couple years on a student visa, then a work visa, but eventually had to leave. The whole process is so unbelievably stressful. I hope you can make it work!)

    • LA Elle says:

      I live in LA and tons of foreign students enroll in community colleges here and do the absolute bare minimum to qualify for student visas.

  7. Marianne says:

    Good on him for having a passion and a drive to pursue it. However, you cant deny that he books jobs because of his last name/celebrity and not his talent. If he really wanted to prove that he has what it takes then he should go to school for it, he should intern. Work from the bottom to the top. I think people would have a lot more respect for him.

    • heyyou says:

      YES!!!! Everything you said!

    • Sarah says:

      From the movie “Uptown Girls” with Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning – “Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun”.

      I hope Brooklyn goes to a school like Parsons to learn the fundamentals and theory of photography. I love taking pictures too and I could buy an expensive camera but that still wouldn’t make me a professional photographer. I hope he takes the time to learn his craft.

  8. KBeth says:

    Bless his heart….

  9. Zapp Brannigan says:

    I like what Victoria is wearing in the bottom picture, it looks like my kind of comfy and slouchy. That is my say something nice.

    For my say something not so nice, David and Victoria’s couples nickname “Thick and Thin” still makes me laugh.

  10. Sylvie says:

    Sod off you Charisma vacuum

  11. Talie says:

    Why bother studying…he wants to be famous and he already has a trust fund, I’m sure. Children of celebs rarely chart their own course…they get too used to the perks their parents enjoy.

  12. LM says:

    I don’t know… at least he has career goals vs. someone like the Karadasians. It must be hard to make your own way when your parents are famous. He didn’t choose to be born to them and he can’t help he was exposed to people growing up. The verdict is still out.

    • brooksie says:

      Agreed! He is so harmless compared to some other people discussed on this site.

  13. Alexandria says:

    Yeah….not having much feelings about this, it’s just what rich kids anywhere are able to do; indulge in their passions. I do wonder if he would have a bodyguard, I vaguely remember the Beckhams had a kidnapping threat.

  14. kelile4 says:

    beer is drama drama drama and just got out of a long term abusive relationship, so… this should go well.

  15. LA Elle says:

    If he’s serious about being a photographer: Go to art school. Study photography and art. At least somewhat pay your dues to justify your career as something more than nepotism.

    Years ago, I met a guy of a well-known celebrity (name redacted because he was a nice guy). He chose to go to college and worked some truly minimum-wage jobs (including some jobs outside of the industry that were not glamorous). He was well aware of his privilege but wanted to do what he could to both (1) understand the world outside of his sphere and (2) do what he could to prove that while nepotism may have opened doors, they stayed open because of his talent and work ethic.

    • zeynep says:

      I agree. I think one issue with this one is that he’s being remunerated/feted way above his talent scale purely on his surname. He’s not a talented photographer. If it’s his passion project he should go to college – he’s got the money to study his hobby in depth. You can’t make an artist if the talent isn’t there, but you can teach technique and maybe that would push his pictures from “bad” to “meh” or “passable”. Anyway, it seems he’s set his sights on being the Florence Foster Jenkins of photography to most people other than his parents/hangers on who’ll pay him eternal lip service that he’s the new Nick Knight or MarioTestino.

  16. heyyou says:

    As a professional photographer this bothers me. He was able to publish a book and shoot with Burberry due to his parents hard work and connections. He can have promise if he goes to art school and starts working his butt of like the rest of us but I don’t see that happening. He as already took the easy road in and I can just imagine what the photographers were thinking that had to help him during the shoot with Burberry. I am not saying I am a phenomenal photographer by any means but the journey has only made me better and who I am today and I know every other photographer would agree with that statement. I wish his parents would step in and force him to go to school, it will only make him a better human being and artist.

    • zeynep says:

      True. It gives the impression that photography is an easy art, somewhere to park the children of celebrities or out-of-work heartthrobs, which denigrates the profession. I work in cinematography and the amount of connected kids on (parent pushed/sponsored) internships who turn up and think they can do our jobs of better (“But I have a gallery on my iPhone!”) with no training is crazy. The entitlement is off the scale.

    • LA Elle says:

      zeynep: A friend of mine works in television and the child of a famous late-night producer interned with them last year (and was, I think, a producer on the show in question). My friend is a generally nice guy who rarely speaks badly of people, and he absolutely trashed this kid and his level of entitlement, but more than that, it permanently soured my friend on the producer for raising such an entitled prat.

      As a film professor once told me: “If I never told my students anything but good job, they would never improve, and I’d be wasting their tuition and time.”

  17. Hazel says:

    His photography career reminds me of Kate Middleton’s photography career….

  18. poorlittlerichgirl says:

    He looks so ill in the top photo. Geez.

    • emilybyrd says:

      The pose with his hands stuck like that in his pockets is so weird, too! When I first saw that, I laughed so loud. But then I started wondering, “Wait–am I missing something? Is this supposed to be a cool, avant-garde, high-fashion pose that I’m just not getting?”

      • poorlittlerichgirl says:

        Yeah, what’s with his hands?! Everything about him in that photo looks uncomfortable.

  19. Aurelia says:

    He looks just like Rocco Ritchie. Has the same louche, knackered, neo new romantic vibe. I also think a smelly vibe. Both need to wash their bloody hair.