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Brooklyn Beckham: What I See

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The fact that Penguin - a well-respected publishing company - would attach itself to such a diabolical collection of pictures is a disgrace to literature itself. I recently saw an article saying that Brooklyn's photography is better than Cole Sprouse's. First of all the two have completely different styles, second of all Cole is actually good. He didn't take all the pictures in the book! The book is called What I See, but he didn't take all the pictures! He copywrote all the pictures as his own, but at least 7% of the book was made up of pictures that his friends or family members took. He doesn't even name the friends that took the pictures. Very weird choice, why didn't an editor stop him from doing this? This is what I mean when I say the book had no sense. he cannot, for the life of him, straighten his picture. The horizon line is always anywhere from 3% to 15% skewed. It makes me think that his camera's sensor may have been broken, because it is almost every picture except maybe three or four. There are some where it was obviously an stylistic choice to skew the picture, about 95% of the book is made up of...mistakes? I guess? This book was not sealed in my local bookstore and since I love photography and curious about the fame this fella has received for his “photography”, I took a peek. The aspect ratio of every picture was extremely weird. Most of the pictures were 16:9, which doesn't make sense for a picture ratio (I assume he chose that aspect ratio because it filled the screen of his laptop?). When you don't follow the rules of thirds and you have an aspect ratio like 16:9 it ends up being very jarring in a way that I am certain was not intentional.

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The nepo babies are really out here living up to their titles. I have pictures from 2010 on my old flip phone that are similar to some of these. I’m sorry but if your going to charge money for a full photography book, I feel like you should at the very least take a photography class. The basics, like lighting or focus, are often ignored in the book. Some of the most frustrating pictures are a result of this (the elephant picture, as an example). It's infuriating that someone who only has a 'famous' family name thinks he can be a professional photographer. He has none of the qualities needed. It's very clear he has zero vision, focus or intelligence. Elephants aren't hard to photograph if you know how something simple like LIGHT works. Restaurants aren't difficult to photograph if you know how to use timer/speed settings, which even though he has the most expensive equipment, he doesn't.

He has no sense of the rules of thirds, or spacing in general. There was a picture of a bust that, and I am not joking, he managed to cut the head off of. He either needed to step in to the picture or step out in almost every picture.

What I See by Brooklyn Beckham | Waterstones

What I See is Brooklyn’s collection of around 300 personal photographs – most shot by him but with some shots of Brooklyn taken by others -- offering a rare and intimate glimpse of the world through his eyes. This stylish and beautifully designed edition will be comprised of fan favorites as well as new and exclusive images from his personal archive. Literally, I stumbled upon this book while I was at work. My working theory is that a customer left it on the floor, partially hidden view, just waiting for me to trip and nearly catch my death.An interesting collection of images. His family makes for beautiful subjects. I especially love the images of strangers he has encountered. I also really enjoy his street photography — quite inspiring. I had one hour to kill in a bookstore and I didn't want to start a book I couldn't finish so when I spotted this book I thought "ooo pretty pictures! This should keep me occupied." Sigh...... Not all the photos are by him, some are of him, and the photos themselves are of fairly average quality and interest overall, there is shall we say no stand out shots, there are some you might say oh nice photo there, but that is what you would say to most collections of photos by any average joe. I got this book for my birthday and I loved it when I got it. This book isn’t just a book full of pictures, it lets you into his life. He tells you where he travels, people he meets and more. It’s a heavy book, not in content, but in size. The way that the small amount of words is written, without any structure or grammar, really annoyed me. Who writes a book without any capital letters?

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