Brooklyn Beckham plans to give up ‘photography’ career for modeling career

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Brooklyn Beckham was just 16 years old when he booked his first job as a professional photographer – he shot an ad campaign for Burberry, and while the actual photos were not widely panned (they were just boring photos), hiring a teenage celeb-spawn was widely criticized. Still, Brooklyn ended up putting out a book of photography when he was 18 years old and that’s when everyone began to really dunk on his photography skillz. He also dropped out of art/photography school at some point, but I guess he still considered himself a “photographer,” even if people weren’t really booking him for jobs? So now he’s returned to the job which most second-generation famous-for-no-reason kids would do: modeling.

Brooklyn Beckham tried to make a name for himself behind the camera as a photographer – but now he’s stepping out in front of it. He has signed up to be represented by one of the world’s leading fashion managers, suggesting he is rebranding as a model after years of the photos he has taken being mocked.

Robert Ferrell is helping to steer Brooklyn’s career, having represented Kate Moss for 22 years as well as her fellow supermodels Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova. And it suggests Brooklyn is following in the footsteps of his fiancee Nicola Peltz, who has forged her own path as a successful actress and model.

A source said: “Brooklyn has a recognisable face now and is in high demand in the fashion world, especially as he’s the son of David and Victoria. He has got one of the industry’s leading names to help build him up and bag him lucrative deals. It’s a promising move.”

Brooklyn’s career as a photographer stumbled after his book What I See, his first and so far his last, was brutally mocked in 2017 when he was just 18. It included a picture of a branch captioned “sparrow that flew off just as I was getting the camera out” and a blurry snap of an elephant, which he described as “so hard to photograph, but incredible to see”.

[From The Sun]

It’s not that I think Brooklyn will become the top male model in the world or anything, but I bet he’ll be a better model than he is a photographer. Setting the bar too low? Sorry. I actually don’t mean it as an insult – I think he’s a nice-looking kid and I bet if someone teaches him how to do it, he will be an okay model. And hey, we don’t have to pretend to care about his photography now, so that’s an added bonus.

True story: I looked on Brooklyn’s IG after I wrote all of that, and the first pic I saw was Brooklyn’s “modeling” a Bvlgari watch… my God, maybe not.

Photos courtesy of Brooklyn’s Instagram.

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  1. Aurora says:

    He’s very average looking but I guess that hasn’t stopped other nepotism models.

    • Redder says:

      He could always get plastic surgery like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. Without surgery that were average looking teens. So sick of the nepotism models

      • Ronaldinhio says:

        I think Kendall was more interesting and model looking prior to the cosmetic tweeting
        Now she looks like a K

      • James says:

        While I agree he is basically just an average looking guy nothing particularly handsome about his face, I have to disagree about Kendall & Bella. Well not totally disagree. The have both had plastic surgery. Kendall a nose job, Bella a nose job and allegedly some facial liposuction but they were both attractive girls where the work like many models before them just propelled them into the next level. Granted they had the added benefit of their family background too but they have looks. Brooklyn does not. If I’m being completely honest in less he has some standout amazing personality that I’m unaware of I wouldn’t give him a second glance if he asked me out. Aesthetically he reminds me of Prince (Michael Jackson’s first born son). Nepotism will get him the job but I mean people aren’t blind

    • FHMom says:

      Average is putting it kindly. Other than being the spawn of two famous people, how is he suited for modeling? His dad has charisma and photographs well, but he is his mother’s son.

      • Christina says:

        He has her jawline and an impish look. That has worked for female models, but not male models. The men who are hired tend to have strong jawlines and are muscular even if they don’t look like they work out.

        He may get booked, but not for his looks. He should try school and learn to work behind the scenes.

  2. ME says:

    He can’t do both ???

  3. Ninks says:

    He’s an even bigger bland burger than Kendal Jenner.

    I don’t understand how parents who are so driven and ambitious and hardworking continously toss out lazy, entitled, mediocre children who are quite content to ride their parent’s coat tails to fame and the easy life. Do they instill no work ethic or ambition in their children?

    • lanne says:

      exactly–no work ethic in their kids. And why would kids have work ethic? They were likely raised by nannies while parents scratched and bit and climbed their way to the top of their field. Lots of kids of successful parents do nothing because they never had any chance to struggle themselves–parents overindulged them either to keep up with what they thought kids of their station should have, to appease their own vanity by treating their kids as pampered pets, or in a deluded effort to “give their kids what they didn’t have.”

      Why should this kid, or any other of his station, be anything more than what he was raised to be, which is nothing? He has money either way.

      • LeonsMomma says:

        I had the daughter of a famous actor and another pretty famous woman in her field (not giving too much away!) work for me. She was fantastic and great work ethic. Ran into her actor parent at a party — she introduced us — and at some point he came over to personally ask me how she was doing. (Great! And that’s the truth.) She told me both her parents took her and her siblings’ education seriously and while they didn’t have to struggle, there were expectations.

        So here to say, it can be done! Just not for Brooklyn.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s good to hear, LeonsMomma. I would think there’s a lot of children of celebrities who actually do work hard and find success on their own, we just don’t hear much about it, because they aren’t looking to piggyback off their parent’s fame. It’d be nice to hear though – so and so’s kid is using their excellent education to go be an environmental scientist, or a teacher, or a doctor, etc.

        I know someone who worked their way up from the lowest levels to now run a huge corporation, and they have 2 kids – one very ambitious and hardworking, like the parents, and the other not at all.

        I hope Brooklyn finds some other passion in life, because getting nepotism modeling gigs isn’t going to be very fulfilling long term.

    • Ronaldinho says:

      At least Kendall is tall enough to be a model.
      No idea why they feel this is an option for him

    • carol lindsey says:

      Right?! Brooklyn Beckham could have the luxury to do whatever he wanted with his life since he can follow dreams with money being no object. Atleast it’s more meaningful than half assedly being a model/photographer because why not.

      Spend two years doing nothing but learning the piano and being in a random folk band who plays at dive bars just for kicks. Get your ivy league doctorate in computer science and make a robot that cleans up the ocean and enjoy not worrying about tuition or student loans or working for your entire degree.

  4. Jules says:

    So much shade! “It included a picture of a branch captioned “sparrow that flew off just as I was getting the camera out” and a blurry snap of an elephant, which he described as “so hard to photograph, but incredible to see”.

  5. minx says:

    Hoo boy, if this kid can be a model…

  6. Nicole says:

    I wish he didn’t have parents who were entertainers. Please go back to school and get some training…I beg you.

  7. Amy Bee says:

    Before his “career” as a photographer, he was trying to get into professional football (soccer). He tried out for Chelsea Football Club academy (junior) team but didn’t make the cut. He might get some model gigs but I think they dry up just like what happened to Kendall Jenner.

  8. Mee says:

    He was wearing a watch?? I couldn’t see past all the stupid tattoos. He’ll live off his parents money.

    • kimberlu says:

      maybe he will be a hand model?🤷‍♀️ He isn’t exceptional at all…so I lean towards hand model or maybe butt double?

      • Chrissy (The Original) says:

        Wasn’t ‘t George Costanza a hand model for a time? I seem to remember him wearing oven mitts to protect his hands. I’m sure Brooklyn can manage the same./s

  9. Lemons says:

    I’ll wait for his line of luxury T-shirts.

  10. Snuffles says:

    Wasn’t he attending NYU? What was he studying? Can’t he just get a degree and start a related career?

  11. Siul says:

    Not model material. He doesn’t have that “look.” If he took that pic of him advertising the watch, the lighting is awful. It makes him look fat. Also, we see his tats first. It should be watch first. But he’s young that he can try many jobs. That’s ok. Still, he’s riding on his parents…and their money. Kind of sad really

    • Chaine says:

      ITA. He looks flabby and sullen, hair is greasy and unkempt, and the assortment to tats is just too random. It makes me NOT want a Bvlgari watch, or at least not that one that’s been touching him.

  12. Grace says:

    I think I’ll stop teaching and become a “model” at age 61 because clearly ANYONE can!

  13. BillyPilgrim says:

    Ooh gross, I don’t find him the least bit attractive

    In picture, he looks all dirty and greasy. Somebody needs to get some Dawn and a fire hose after him.

  14. Sparky says:

    I think that the pics of him w/ his fiancee and with his dad say it all. Nicola and David have charisma and one’s eye is drawn to them. Brooklyn is basically a prop in the background. I hope he finds his place in the world–it clearly won’t be modeling.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yeah, I had the same thought regarding those two photos. He’s definitely just background material.

  15. Penguin says:

    He’s not tall enough whatsoever. And his fiancée is neither a successful actress or model

  16. Chaine says:

    Trying to think of something nice to say… well, at least his modeling career will prove that the industry is no longer insisting on unrealistic standards of attractiveness?

  17. Lady Keller says:

    The nepotism is strong with this one. Good thing you and your fiancee have rich parents.

  18. Zaya says:

    Eh. Who needs to model when your fiancee’s dad is a billionaire.

    But yeah, he doesn’t have it to be model.

  19. storminateacup says:

    He doesn’t have a model face or body nor the personality/charisma to compensate. He has to face himself and his achievements at some point, he must feel bad on some level even if he’s surrounded by ‘yes’ men.

  20. Aimee says:

    If he didn’t have that last name no one would give him a second look. Just being honest.

  21. Sorella says:

    Very average looking and not model material – the name is what he has going for him. But he did not get David’s looks – actually none of their boys did, they all look like Victoria and she doesn’t photograph well.

  22. Jaded says:

    That “mama’s boy” tattoo says it all. Blech.

  23. MaryContrary says:

    Average looking is a kind description.

  24. Noki says:

    The Beckhams also pushed for Romeo to be a tennis player,at 18 he should have been making waves by now if he was any good. The other one Cruz is suppose to be the next Justin Bieber,all these ‘careers’ seem so forced like they picked them from a hat. And the daughter is still young but she will probably end up being some ‘chef’ since they are now constantly showing her cooking and baking.

  25. Oy_Hey says:

    Its gonna be a no from me dawg.
    He’s got the Carys Douglas problem – very rich parents that want him to have some sort of career in entertainment and no discernible skills or even a face for nepotism modeling. Like if he had the face for it he could easily have been a Kaia or a Hadid or one of little KarJenners or even his little brothers, who actually have lucrative high fashion careers but he just doesn’t have the height or the face. Sorry friend – find something else.

    • Noki says:

      His brothers have lucrative high fashion careers…where ? Lol ,i think one did a burberry spread when they were young and thats it.

      • Oy_Hey says:

        ooof – that’s a missing comma problem as the “high fashion” comment applies to the other nepotism models. His brothers at least look semi-good and one of them did that Burberry ad and had a Xmas #1 in the UK I think

  26. Implicit says:

    Ewww NO he looks like a crackhead from Ohio or Indiana nowhere near Beckham royalty wouldn’t even know who’ he was and wouldn’t cross the street if I saw him my son won’t wont wear whatever he’s selling 🤮 gROS

  27. Nicole H Graves says:

    he just doesn’t have “it”.

    • Godwina says:

      Ouch, yeah. I speak as a very non-photogenic (though weirdly telegenic) person: the camera does not love him. Modelling/selling level? yikes.

    • so_annoyed says:

      I agree! In front of or behind the camera. He needs some tough love and fast.

  28. so_annoyed says:

    As a professional film photographer found his work was basic at best, it annoyed me to no end that he shot a campaign (which after 6 years of busting my butt hasn’t happened yet) just because of who his parents are. He has never had to work for anything before, so he gave up photography once he realized it is actual WORK. I am sure his modeling days will be short-lived as well. I hope his parents, or someone, steps in and gives this kid some reality before it is too late. :(

  29. L4frimaire says:

    This kid really needs to figure out his life and get a trade or take some classes. He’s not particularly handsome or striking, or even that tall. From what I’ve seen of male runway models, seriously wants to model, he needs to be leaner, or get a bit more cut in the physique.

  30. manta says:

    Since I was a teen in the 90′s, “male models ” automatically reminds me the names and faces of Satya Oblet, Albert Delègue, Marcus Schenkenberg , Werner Schreyer and Tyson Beckford. Can’t picture this boy in that same field, even with all the good will (and imagination) in the world.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Those guys then were stunning and really buff. Now they’re whippet lean and more androgynous, but still either very handsome or unique. Beckham doesn’t fit not either category.