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Leica and Lenny Kravitz Creates Camera Featuring Vegan Exterior

by | May 24, 2019

Well, if affordable, the $ 23,950 Leica’s special edition rangefinder called ‘Lenny Kravitz Leica M Monochrom Drifter’ is a striking one. Why? Because, firstly the camera is crafted in collaboration with rock legend Lenny Kravitz and animal rights activist Stella McCartney, who’s also a fashion designer. And second? It comes in an exciting vegan leather exterior. Read on to know more here.

Camera Featuring Vegan Exterior
Credit: @leica_camera/ Twitter
Camera Featuring Vegan Exterior

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Leica and Lenny Kravitz Creates Camera Featuring Vegan Exterior

Leica is the name that has to come when it is about photography. The iconic German camera makers have just recently launched a limited edition, like ‘125 pieces’ limited edition camera, according to Digital Trends. It has some big names associated to it, when it comes to product development. Of course the little red Leica logo speaks for itself, nonetheless, rock legend Lenny Kravitz and animal rights activist cum fashion designer Stella McCartney is associated with the monochrome camera, making it more special.

What makes It Special?

If you’re a fan of snakeskin imprints, you can (because its vegan) instantly fall in love with it. The ‘LEICA M MONOCHROM “DRIFTER” by KRAVITZ DESIGN’ features an unmistakably similar python-skin-mimicking vegan leather exterior that according to the official website has been made in aid with animal rights activist and fashion designer Stella McCartney. According to Leica, the designer, who also happens to be a friend to Lenny Kravitz, herself uses the vegan leather in her own creations.

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Camera Featuring Vegan Exterior

The camera, called the ‘Drifter’ reportedly is an embodiment of the ‘creative way of life’ and ‘free spirit.’ Kravitz acknowledges that he is a ‘Drifter’ and says “That has been my life since I was 15 years old and left home, I’m always on the road.” The special edition Leica product celebrates all these. The vegan python skin, as it goes with the company’s ‘consciously untreated brass elements’ invokes an unmissable prerogative to the handheld device. The overall camera with the vegan leather employed, brass touches, and sepia brown finished lenses, create a timeless appeal.

What do you Get?

It’s a genuine question to ask if you plan to shed some $ 24,000 on a camera. You get the camera wrapped in vegan python skin that is striking in itself. Two lenses- a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH and APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH, both similarly finished like the camera body are packed-in too. The set will also have you the classic brown vegan-friendly travel bag with two camera lenses and two other multipurpose pouches, according to tech and fashion outlet Acquire.

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Camera Featuring Vegan Exterior

What do you think about Leica’s new monochrome camera? We’re glad that the brand opted out organic leather and employed vegan iteration for their extremely special edition creation. May every other manufacturer ditch the use of leather for casing and other accessories. It is evident, how incredible a vegan leather creation can be. Let me know your thoughts in comments.

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Debayan Paul

Digital Writer | West Bengal, India | [email protected]isevegan.com

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