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27.05.2019

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He was introduced to photography as a baby, so to speak: Lenny Kravitz’s father worked as a photojournalist for NBC News, reporting from the Vietnam War. Kravitz started playing around with his father’s Leicaflex when he was still a child. “I was attracted to this instrument. It just looked like something that I wanted to know.” In 2015 he then developed his first camera for Leica – the Correspondent – in honour of his father. The same year also saw the appearance of his first photo book, Flash.

Now Kravitz is introducing his latest design object – the Drifter set, a special edition based on the Leica M Monochrom. In parallel, the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar is presenting an exhibition from the Drifter series. “I am a drifter. I mean, that has been my life since I was 15 years old and left home. I’ve lived this lifestyle, I’m always on the road.”

Discover the Leica M Monochrom Drifter designed by Lenny Kravitz here. Find out more about the Drifter series in the LFI Magazine 04/2019.

Lenny Kravitz

...was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in 1964. The multi-instrumentalist wanted to be a musician since he was a child. Nowadays, his creativity reaches well beyond music. Thanks to his father, he has also been connected to photography since childhood. With Drifter, he is presenting his second large exhibition – starting out at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar, and then going on tour to other locations around the world.
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