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Flash by Lenny Kravitz: A Unique Rock Photography Exhibition at Leica Gallery in Los Angeles: Open Until April 6, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Leica’s Special Camera Edition Set: The Leica M-P ‘Correspondent’ By Lenny Kravitz Will Be Available from March 2015.

Photo by Lenny Kravitz

Photo by Lenny Kravitz

Leica Gallery Los Angeles


Flash by Lenny Kravitz

Exhibition March 5 – April 6 , 2015

Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Blvd,
West Hollywood CA 90048, USA
(424) 777-0341

Store Hours:
Monday through Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Further exhibition dates will be announced.

“It‘s interesting that the very people who chase me to take my photographs have become the subjects of my first photo exhibition and book. Through turning the lens back on them, I have indirectly taken a deeper look at myself and the surreal world that I live in when on the road. What once was intrusive has now become a beautiful moment of a dance between the hunter and its prey.“ (Lenny Kravitz)



Flash by Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz Showcases Unique Rock Photography at Leica Gallery in Los Angeles

The exhibition Flash by Lenny Kravitz celebrated its premiere at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles. Musician, actor, and designer Lenny Kravitz publicly showcased photographs that were first published in Flash, the book – eponymous with the exhibit. The exhibition is open until April 6, 2015. Further exhibition dates will be announced.

Flash was released earlier this month by publisher teNeues. A strictly limited special edition of 125 Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Correspondent” cameras were developed in collaboration with Lenny Kravitz and his creative firm Kravitz Design Inc and are available in a set with two lenses and a handmade case. The camera and lenses of the special edition all feature a unique and intentional “vintage finish”.

In his photographs, Lenny Kravitz captures the essence of his life as a musician who is permanently in the public eye and a constant target for photographers, paparazzi, and fans. Seen from this angle, his works reveal much about the photographer, his life, and his subjects in a uniquely intense and aesthetic way. The photographs document Kravitz’ world tours and offer unusual insights into the nomadic life of a musician. The pictures for Flash were all captured with equipment from the Leica M-System. The book of Kravitz’ photos with the title Flash is available from publisher teNeues Verlag. Leica Camera AG will also be selling the book in Leica Stores and Boutiques.

With this book, Lenny Kravitz not only writes another exciting chapter in the history of rock photography, he also ventures into previously unexplored artistic terrain. Although cameras played more the role of playthings in his childhood, in later years his photographer friends showed him the ropes of photography with a Leica camera. Impressed by the countless creative opportunities he discovered, Kravitz began to shoot pictures that revealed his own personal style. He pays particular attention to effects made possible by the creative use of lighting and manipulation of the pictures in processing.

The Leica M-P 240 Correspondent edition by Lenny Kravitz at the Leica Store Los Angeles: Image by Leica

The Leica M-P 240 Correspondent edition by Lenny Kravitz at the Leica Store Los Angeles: Image by Leica

Each of the LEICA M-P “CORRESPONDENT” BY LENNY KRAVITZ FOR KRAVITZ DESIGN sets comprises a Leica M-P digital rangefinder camera and two fast classic focal lengths from the Leica M lens portfolio – a Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and a Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. – delivered as a set in a bespoke case. The glossy black enamel of the camera and the two lenses have been intentionally aged in reminiscence of the first Leica Lenny Kravitz owned and used for many years (a Leicaflex his father gave him at the age of 21). To achieve this beautifully aged look, every camera and lens of the edition was ‘aged’ entirely by hand to create absolutely unique individual products.

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