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Words by Olivia Edwardes
As if Brooklyn Beckham needed another notch on his list of accomplishments as celebrity-royalty-spawn, he is now one of David Attenborough’s camera men for Netflix’s highly acclaimed Our Planet series.
Being the son of British power couple David & Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn has racked up quite the resumé for a 20 year old aspiring photographer.
Brooklyn’s previous experience behind the camera has been capped to VB fashion shoots (Victoria Beckham’s 2019 Campaign) and the Burberry Brit’s 2016 fragrance campaign.
He is said to have been recruited for Our Planet however due to his massive social media following and the want to get younger people interested in the essential message of the show, the devastating effects of climate change.
Sir David Attenborough, the esteemed voice of our dreams, returns to narrate Our Planet, with the Netflix binger series set to be made up of eight episodes and supported by the World Wide Fund for Nature.
The show targets the distressing effects of climate change and was shot in extreme locations across the globe, from South American jungles to the Arctic Tundra.
Brooklyn posted an appreciation video to his 11.5 million Instagram followers on April 5, chronicling momentous moments in filming, including footage of him playing football with children in Kenya. Production of the ‘Grasslands’ episode (the episode Brooklyn helped shoot) took place in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
Brooklyn learned skills on filming wildlife while tracking five cheetahs in their natural habitat, subjects perhaps a bit more difficult to capture than the muses he has photographed in the past.
The premiere last Thursday, April 4, took place at the National History Museum, seeing a star-studded guest list from Princes Harry and William with their father, Prince Charles, to of course Brooklyn Beckham and his dad, David.
The guest of honour however was of course Sir David Attenborough, who told the audience: ‘What we do in the next 20 years will profoundly impact the next few thousand’.
Our Planet is available to stream on Netflix.