Leica has teamed up with Lenny Kravitz for a $24k special edition snakeskin camera


Leica has teamed up with world-renowned musician, designer, and photographer Lenny Kravitz yet again to release a new limited edition camera set which is accompanied with matching accessories. The Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” special edition set features a rather eye-catching sepia brown theme and was designed with Kravitz’s vision of being a free spirit, always on the road and open to adventure. “The striking special edition set celebrates Kravitz’s dedication to visual storytelling and pays homage to his inspired, nomadic lifestyle,” Leica’s press release reads. “A self-proclaimed drifter himself, the attractive set was designed with Kravitz’s vision of being a free spirit, always on the road and open to adventure – ingredients that ignite visual storytelling.” The special edition Drifter set contains a Leica M Monochrom camera, a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH.


In terms of special touches, the camera body features a vegan python leatherette (faux leather), a sepia-brown paint finish, and pure brass edges. The matching accessories to go along with the special edition camera and lenses include a vegan python carrying strap, matching brown vegan leather carry cases for each lens, versatile pouches, and a brown “Drifter Traveler” weekender bag. “When I started shooting, I jumped in headfirst with the same energy that I did with music,” Kravitz says. “I just went for it; I opened my heart and my eyes and since then photography has brought so much joy and fulfillment to my life. With photography, I am able to bottle a piece of time in a photo. That moment then lives on afterward and never dies. I love that.”

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The special edition Leica camera set is limited to just 125 examples worldwide and is available at select Leica Stores and Boutiques with a price tag of $23,950. Along with the camera, the Drifter photo exhibition will be on display at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar, Germany, which will showcase images captured by Kravitz with themed around the drifter lifestyle.

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