Brooklyn Beckham, the 16-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham, has landed a job as a photographer for fashion house Burberry. Brooklyn has previously modelled for the brand and is said to be a keen photographer.

Brooklyn BeckhamBrooklyn Beckham is now a Burberry photographer.

On Saturday the 16-year-old was out on the streets of London shooting for the brand’s new This Is Brit fragrance campaign. Brooklyn revealed his new gig earlier this week on Instagram, writing: ‘Excited to photograph the @Burberry campaign tomorrow. Watch it live on their Instagram & Snapchat.’

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Speaking to The Mirror, a source said: “For Brooklyn to be hired by Burberry is a huge honour. He may be 16 but growing up in a house where his parents are influential in their fields has earned him a head on his shoulders far beyond his years.”

“It’s put a few people’s noses out of joint, but Burberry boss Christopher Bailey is a friend of the Beckhams and promised to support the children,” the source added.

Many in the photography world have reacted negatively to Brooklyn’s hiring, describing it as ‘nepotism,’ because of his famous parents. But speaking to The Guardian, Burberry chief Christopher Bailey defended the decision to hire Beckham.

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“Brooklyn has a really great eye for image and Instagram works brilliantly for him as a platform to showcase his work,” Bailey said. “His style and attitude were exactly what we wanted to capture the spirit of this new fragrance campaign.”