OMG, Brooklyn Beckham is all grown up!
But the young man has been ready to go off on his own thanks to some good parenting. He tells People magazine this week:
“My dad’s always taught me how to do stuff on my own.”
Something Becks didn’t teach him — but absolutely encouraged — was his love of photography, which is what he will be studying in NYC starting this fall. He says:
“I’m studying art and photography, like film and digital – a mix of both. I’m really excited to start and I feel like it’ll be a really cool thing for me to focus on for a few years.”
Brooklyn has already been taking photos long enough to have created his own book called What I See.
The shutterbug bug was even what made his decision about where to go to school:
“Everywhere in New York is cool to see and cool to photograph.”
Thankfully, he hasn’t always had to go so far to find good subjects; the boy has the most photogenic family on the planet!
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And he knows it:
“I love shooting the family – of course it’s always going to be a much more intimate shot when you know your subject so well. I love taking photos of all of my family but Harper is really cute to photograph, and my brother Romeo because of his shaved head. Cruz is just cheeky, so it’s always fun to get a picture of him too.”
As it is for most older siblings, the distance from his brothers and sister may be the toughest part of moving away. But Brooklyn plans to stay close as he can. He says:
“I’m always here for any of my siblings, really, but yeah, I’m now teaching Romeo how to pick nice friends. I kind of help them with whatever they need, really.”
A lot of that sweetness can be attributed to his parents, whom he says are actually really a down to earth sort of “mum and dad” who have encouraged him to work hard and stay “humble.”
Which is something that can be quite difficult when you’re in the spotlight! As can dating, which the teen says is just plain “annoying.”
Of course, he’s got the normal dating pitfalls of any 18-year-old as well, namely bringing them home to meet the parents!
He tells People that Victoria tells him “she’ll like any girl that I bring back” but that she’s a much tougher audience than his dad. But ultimately Posh and Becks “are both kind of the same” in that:
“They can tell who’s nice and who isn’t.”
See? He’s just a regular kid looking for a nice girl, and he’s about to be living alone in the big city.
Have fun, young ladies of NYC! Ha!
[Image via Instagram.]