Aspiring photographer Brooklyn Beckham is said to have dropped out of his photography class just months after crossing the pond to study.
The 18-year-old moved to New York City last year, where he has been taking a course at the prestigious Parsons School of Design since August. But British media are now suggesting that David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son is considering giving up in favor of an internship with a prominent photographer.
He has apparently received a number of offers from various people, as well as bigwigs in the industry, who have promised to take young talent under their wing. Beckham would assess his options to determine where he would be best placed.
For someone relatively new to the industry, Beckham already has a number of professional accomplishments under his belt, including filming a Burberry campaign and releasing a photo book – the latter of which received extensive reviews for his “gruesome photos and even worse captions”.
Continuing education in creative subjects has been the subject of much discussion in recent years, the relevance of which has been called into question. In an industry so heavily dictated by the mantra of “who you know, not what you know,” should Beckham abandon his course in favor of first-hand experience with working photographers?