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Brooklyn Beckham’s photography book languishes

It was billed as an artfully packaged insight into the life of the world’s most scrutinised teenagers. 

But Brooklyn Beckham’s new photography book has reportedly struggled to make an impact with readers and currently languishes in the lower reaches of the Amazon best-seller list.

According to The Sun, What I See – a glossy hardback filled with snapshots taken by the 18-year old – limped to number 28,812 after being slammed as a pointless ‘vanity project.’

 

Struggled: Brooklyn Beckham’s new photography book has reportedly struggled to make an impact with readers and currently languishes in the lower reaches of the Amazon best-seller list

Neilsen book data report the 304 page tome has sold just 3,890 copies since its release, heralded with a star-studded central London launch party attended by parents David and Victoria Beckham, on June 29.

It has however fared better in Amazon category General Art Books for Young Adults, where it reached the top spot despite achieving little more than a third of sales boasted by the UK’s leading photography books.

The book has also made the Sunday Times bestseller list, while being named eighth bestselling UK photography book this year. 

Mixed response: According to The Sun, What I See – a glossy hardback filled with snapshots taken by the 18-year old - limped to number 28,812 after being slammed as a pointless ‘vanity project' 

Mixed response: According to The Sun, What I See – a glossy hardback filled with snapshots taken by the 18-year old – limped to number 28,812 after being slammed as a pointless ‘vanity project’ 

Despite its mixed commercial success, fans have been uncharitable in their response to What I See, with many criticizing the book for its apparent lack of artistic merit. 

‘Whilst not as comfortable as the usual 3-ply Kittensoft I normally use, I have found the pages of “What I See” to be a more than adequate alternative should an emergency arise,’ wrote one. 

Another raged: ‘Utter drivel by an overprileged (sic) kid using the parents’ name. Doesn’t even deserve one star. Most of us have better pictures on our camera phones.’

Low numbers: Neilsen book data report the 304 page tome has sold just 3,890 copies since its release, heralded with a star-studded central London launch party attended by parents David and Victoria Beckham, on June 29

Low numbers: Neilsen book data report the 304 page tome has sold just 3,890 copies since its release, heralded with a star-studded central London launch party attended by parents David and Victoria Beckham, on June 29

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