Following on from the success of Romeo Beckham’s adorable inclusion in the Burberry Christmas campaign, the British fashion house has once again chosen to work with a member of the Beckham clan. However, this time around it has chosen for the Beckham offspring not to be in front of the camera, but behind it.
Over the weekend budding photographer Brooklyn took to the streets of London to shoot the new Burberry Brit fragrance campaign.
Normally found snapping pics on his smartphone to share with his 5.9 million Instagram followers, this was a first for the 16 year old.
The whole thing was documented via social media, of course. Brooklyn gave his fans behind the scenes access to the shoot throughout the day with posts on both Instagram and Snapchat.
Sharing some arty black and white pics he gave us a sneak peek of what the final campaign may look like by. Brooklyn revealed a number of shooting locations (including a skate park and a cobbled mews street), as well as some of the young models that star (Maddie Demaine, Eliza Thomas and Ben Frees all made the cut). Not a bad first job, eh?
While Brooklyn’s fans loved the Insta-star’s latest work, not everyone is so happy for him. It seems people aren’t best pleased that Brooklyn has bagged such a big job through his family connections rather than relevant experience.
A number of fashion professionals have spoken out about Burberry’s latest appointment including fashion photographer Chris Floyd who told the Guardian he thought Burberry’s decision was a “devaluation of photography” and “goes against everything his parents represent." Oh dear.
Photographer Jon Gorrigan felt similarly about the issue telling the Guardian: “It infuriates me because I learned my trade and other photographers learn their trade but he’s not learning his trade. I can understand why they’re doing it, getting the younger generation interested in Burberry. It definitely annoys me.”
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By Elizabeth Bennett