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Lenny Kravitz Brings His Rockstar Aesthetic to Leica with a Vegan Python-Skin Design

The prolific musician continues to take the camera brand into new territory.

The prolific musician continues to take the camera brand into new territory.

Leica cameras are—as we have shown you—top of class when it comes to ease of use and image quality. But that’s only part of the reason they’ve become so beloved by so many in the creative fields. It’s that minimal, sleek, and—dare we say—Bauhausian visual ethos they’ve established over the past century has proven them as both impressive examples of technology and desirable design objects.

But everyone has to let their hair down once in a while. For that, Leica has Lenny Kravitz.

Already, the rockstar has teamed up with the company for the handsome “Correspondent” Leica M-P limited edition, a weathered variation of the popular model. Now, he’s adding a bit of flamboyance to the brand with the new M Monochrom “Drifter” Set—a M Monochrom (Typ 246) camera with a chocolatey matte-brown finish wrapped in a distinctive vegan python leatherette sourced by designer Stella McCartney. As with the “Correspondent” set, Leica and Kravitz are also offering a full travel set to accessorize with the “Drifter,” including vintage-style lens cases, pouches for the camera itself, a lush weekender-style bag, and—naturally—a vegan python-skin strap.

 

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And it’s not just a stunning look that sets the “Drifter” apart. Inspired by Kravitz’ own extensive experience with art and travel photography, the set comes with a Summicron-M 75 mm f/2 ASPH lens for portraiture and a Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH for more open, impromptu shots. This comes on top of the Monochrom’s already impressive suite of tech, including a dedicated black and white-only Leica rangefinder, 2 GB buffer memory, 24-megapixel sensor, unbreakable sapphire glass cover plate for its LCD monitor, and many, many other bells and whistles.

If you’re looking to add frontman flash to your travel set, hurry though—the line is limited to 125 units.

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