Leica has announced a brand new model. Called the “Drifter” Set, the Leica M Monochrom is a limited edition, faux python skin camera designed by musician Lenny Kravitz , retailing to the tune of $24,000.
The striking special edition set celebrates Kravitz’s dedication to visual storytelling and pays homage to his inspired, nomadic lifestyle. A self-proclaimed drifter himself, the attractive set was designed with Kravitz’s vision of being a free spirit, always on the road and open to adventure — ingredients that ignite visual storytelling.
Customers purchasing the set will find it contains a Leica M Monochrom camera, a Leica Summicron-M 28mm f/2 ASPH, and a Leica APO-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 ASPH.
Kravitz, a long-term Leica fan after his father gifted him his first, said:
When I started shooting, I jumped in headfirst with the same energy that I did with music. I just went for it; I opened my heart and my eyes, and since then, photography has brought so much joy and fulfillment to my life. With photography, I am able to bottle a piece of time in a photo. That moment then lives on afterwards and never dies. I love that.
The set comes with matching accessories, such as a vegan python carrying strap and brown vegan leather carry cases.
Only 125 sets of the Leica M Monochrom “Drifter” will be available worldwide. They are on sale now at select Leica Stores and Boutiques, costing $23,950.