Brooklyn Beckham is leaving the nest with a move to New York City, one that's got him both excited and "nervous" about what's to come.
"I'm actually moving to New York in two weeks," the 18-year-old son of David and Victoria Beckham told TooFab on Wednesday. "I'm kinda just gonna disappear and study for a few years and see what happens after that. I'm nervous about moving away from my family, that's one thing that I'm really scared of, but I feel like it'll be good for me to live on my own for a bit and really knuckle down on what I really love and study."
The teenager will pursue his love of photography in the Big Apple, after releasing his first book of personal snapshots, "What I See," this week.
Beckham said his passion for taking pictures started when he was 13, after a conversation with his mother led to him picking it up as a hobby for school.
"I started taking some on my phone, so my dad bought me my first camera, a Fujifilm, and so I started posting them on Instagram and a few years later Penguin came to me and asked me to do a book and I couldn't believe it," he said of his new venture. "It was so cool, I never thought I would be an author. It was a cool opportunity and I think it turned out pretty well."
The book is packed with photos of his family, as well as shots of landscapes, selfies and moments with his friends. He said he had "thousands and thousands" of photos to choose from for the collection and sat down with both his parents to select which ones made the cut.
"Me and my mum and dad were kind of selective and we didn't want to put too many personal ones in there," he explained. "It's kind of a mix, we got a few family ones in there. They're so supportive. My mum and dad really helped me as well with this book so I couldn't have done it without them."
In the book, he calls his father his "absolute hero" and comments on how "beautiful" his mother is. When asked if the book also acts as a "thank you" to them for their support, Brooklyn said, "Yeah, it is. I look up to both of them."
As for his favorite photo in the book, it's not one of those family shots, though it does include a reference to mom's pop star past.
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"My favorite photo is at the back, it's the sock that says 'Mother fucking girl power,' I love that, that's the best," he explained. "I was on the tube and I just saw this girl who had the socks and I just thought of my mom because of girl power, Spice Girls, so it was pretty fun."