To which the world screamed, “DUH!”
I’m sure any of us can name dozens of instances of people in Hollywood and the fashion industries getting opportunities handed to them because they fell out of a famous cooch. One of those examples is Posh and David Beckham’s 16-year-old Brooklyn Beckham and it’s got professional photographers mad. Brooklyn’s little brother Romeo Beckham modeled in Burberry’s Christmas campaign last year and The Guardian says it was a big hit. So Burberry hired non-professional photographer Brooklyn Beckham to shoot the campaign for their fragrance Burberry Brit. Both Burberry and Brooklyn announced it on their Instagram pages last week. The shoot happened this past weekend and Brooklyn posted pictures from it on his Instagram page. Some photographers who have been in the game a while aren’t happy about it and they burped up their thoughts to The Guardian.
Fashion photographer Chris Floyd said that hiring an inexperienced photographer like Brooklyn is a “devaluation of photography” and shows a lack of respect toward hard-working photographers who make their living taking pictures. Chris Floyd threw a kudos at Burberry for hiring a famous kid with almost 6 million Instagram followers but said the move has absolutely nothing to do with getting good pictures. Another photographer Jon Gorrigan put on his Captain Obvious cap and said that it’s all just a marketing stunt and it pisses him off because he knows that Brooklyn didn’t set up any of the shots. Jon thinks that all of the shots were set up by professionals and Brooklyn just came in with his little camera and clicked.
“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. Names sell, don’t they? People who are under-trained can get a good result with an Instagram filter. I suppose it keeps me on my toes. The industry is like that, a bit of injustice in a lot of areas.”
Christopher Bailey, the head bitch of Burberry, defended hiring Brooklyn, of course:
“Brooklyn has a really great eye for image and Instagram works brilliantly for him as a platform to showcase his work. His style and attitude were exactly what we wanted to capture the spirit of this new fragrance campaign.”
Translation: “Shut up, you peasant haters! Don’t be mad just because you weren’t pulled out of Posh Beckham’s praying mantis body during a C-section/tummy tuck operation!”
Brooklyn hasn’t said anything about this and if he does, I hope he takes a page out of Tori Spelling’s book on how to deny nepotism. I hope he tells those photographers that Burberry didn’t even know who he was when he went into the interview because he used an alias (Bronx Deckspam). He got that campaign from his talent alone, thankyouverymuch!
Here’s some of the pictures that Brooklyn took for Burberry this past weekend. Well, he’s better than Uncle Terry.