Brooklyn Beckham has found himself on the receiving end of some scathing reviews following previews of his new photography book, What I See.
The book, intended to be an intimate look at the 18-year-old’s life, has come under criticism for its out of focus photos and somewhat… interesting caption work.
Huge fan of Brooklyn Beckham's terrible photographs and even worse captions pic.twitter.com/012PeCcED4— Alice Jones (@alicevjones) June 23, 2017
Two photos from the £16.99 book have come in for particular ire from social media users. One shows a picture of an elephant in the shadows, the caption read: "elephants in Kenya. so hard to photograph, but incredible to see." Another, shows a blurry shot of a crowd at a restaurant, he wrote: "dinner. i like this picture - it's out of focus but you can tell there's a lot going on."
Brooklyn Beckham's "photography" book is actually hilarious. never seen such amature work done, ever. it is actually so funny 😂😂😂😂— matt (@r3ject_) June 23, 2017
Brooklyn Beckham has a photography book? I'm sure photographers who have worked hard at their art will enjoy that.— Fast Syd (@FastSyd) June 23, 2017
About this Brooklyn Beckham book. Brooklyn mate having an expensive camera doesn't make you a good photographer. Maybe learn something first— Elle McGoran (@ellenkmcgoran) June 24, 2017
Some users chose to defend the book, calling it a harmless hobby from a teenager finding himself.
Blimey, leave Brooklyn Beckham alone. Just don't buy the book? Focus on helping others up rather than pulling others down. Big yawn.— miss magpie (@miss_magpie_spy) June 23, 2017
While others pointed out the now viral images were only a small sample of Brooklyn's work.
To all the people criticizing Brooklyn Beckham's elephant pic in his book. Here is another picture he took of a elephant, now stop. 😒😒😒 pic.twitter.com/oPnMP7IV6z— Jasmine Allen (@jasminea092) June 24, 2017
The debate reached such a point that Brooklyn's publisher, Penguin Random House Children's, saw it fit to offer a statement supporting the book. "What I See is a book for teenagers, by a teenager, which gives Brooklyn's fans broader insight into his world seen through his unique and creative perspective," said Francesca Dow, Managing Director of Penguin Random House Children's, in a statement to The Independent.
What I See is released via Penguin Books on 26 June. We think it's a pretty good first try from a teenager trying out a new hobby.