Should 16 yr old Brooklyn Beckham be shooting a campaign for Burberry: RANT
Here is my take on 16 year old Brooklyn Beckham getting a huge job shooting a campaign for Burberry. I also share my thoughts on the people who were quoted in the article below.
TheGuardian article I cite as the source can be found right here.
Quotes are all from the link above.
Fashion photographer Chris Floyd told the Guardian that Burberry’s decision to employ the inexperienced Beckham was a “devaluation of photography” that showed a lack of respect for hardworking, experienced professionals.
The 47-year-old, who is best known for his striking portraits of celebrities including Stephen Fry and Paul McCartney, also said Brooklyn’s jump to professionalism “goes against everything his parents represent”.
He said: “David and Victoria Beckham represent sheer willpower and graft. Especially her, she’s climbed that mountain all by herself. They represent hard work and then their 16-year-old year son comes along and it’s sheer nepotism. He hasn’t done it from hard work, which is counter-intuitive to what his parents represent.”
Floyd admitted Burberry’s decision to employ a teenage star with millions of Instagram followers was very clever, but said it had nothing to do with producing good photography.
Jon Gorrigan: “He’s obviously not going to be doing the lighting, he’ll have no clue of the programmes, the cameras or Photoshop,” Gorrigan said. “It’s going to be so well managed – he’ll have the best hair and makeup, the best models, the very best equipment, so that the chance of any risk is greatly reduced.
“It infuriates me because I learned my trade and other photographers learn their trade but he’s not learning his trade.”