24 May LEICA M MONOCHROM “DRIFTER” by KRAVITZ DESIGN
Leica has been releasing strictly limited, special editions since 1975. These exceptional models are conceived and produced by Leica in collaboration with artists, photographers, designers and premium brands. Thanks to this tradition, a number of unusual and unique special models and sets with perfectly coordinated accessories have been released. Each of these strictly limited editions is meticulously hand-crafted in the Leica factory and offered in an equally fascinating, premium presentation set. Indeed, the unique experience of owning these outstanding products begins with the opening of the box, specially developed for each limited Leica camera set.
“Photography is magic – it’s a time capsule. It’s something that keeps the moment alive,” rock legend Lenny Kravitz explains. The artist has previously collaborated with Leica in 2015, when he designed a special-edition version of the M-P (Typ 240): the M-P “Correspondent” paid homage to the weathered Leica camera Kravitz’s father brought back from his time as a press correspondent in the Vietnam War. The design of the new Leica M Monochrom “Drifter,” by contrast, is very much a reflection of the artist’s present persona.
he camera’s exterior is characterized by an eye-catching trim, along with several consciously untreated brass elements. The striking python-skin look is entirely vegan friendly – the leather alternative was sourced with the aid of fashion designer and animal rights activist Stella McCartney. Limited to an edition of 125 units, the camera is complemented by the exceptionally fast Leica Summicron-M 28 f/2 ASPH. and 75 f/2 ASPH. lenses, as well as a number of specially selected quality accessories in premium quality. The result is a unique set that is perfect for anyone whose lifestyle is driven by a passion for travel and creativity.