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Flash: Photographs by Lenny Kravitz

Photograph by Lenny Kravitz
Photograph by Lenny Kravitz

Grammy award winning musician and singer Lenny Kravitz has published Flash, a book of his photographs. The photographs in Flash document Kravitz’s view looking out on his fans, the paparazzi and the press. Kravitz has presented the photos from Flash in three exhibitions so far. Flash premiered in Los Angeles earlier this year at the Leica Gallery. From there the show moved on to the Leica Camera company headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, and most recently at the OstLicht Gallery in Vienna, Austria.

About the exhibition, Kravitz says:

It’s interesting that the very people who chase me to take my photographs have become the subjects of my first photo exhibition. 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 it’s prey.

In addition, a 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. 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, which was given to him by his father. Kravitz says the name Correspondent was in tribute to his father who was a press correspondent in the Vietnam war. He says his first experience with a camera was playing with his father’s camera as a child.

Lenny Kravitz talks about his photographs, his introduction to photography as a child, and the Correspondent camera in the video below.

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