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“Flash,” a photo exhibit by Lenny Kravitz opens today in Miami, presented by Leica Galleries and Reiner Opoku. The exhibit will include over 50 photographs taken by Kravitz to capture the essence of his life as a musician.
“When I was little, he gave me his Leica after he came back from Vietnam. At first I found the design more interesting, all these traces of his time at the front. Many years later, I started taking pictures,” said Kravitz, who has always been fascinated by photography. Previously shown at the Leica Gallery in L.A., the Leica company headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, and at the Ostlicht Gallery in Vienna, Austria, “Flash” is the musician’s professional photography debut. By turning the camera away from himself, and onto the paparazzi shooting him, his photos capture his world in ways we would never see: behind the scenes of world tours and the constant daily presence of photographers, are all shown from his prospective.
Pictures from the exhibit were captured with equipment from the Leica M-System. A strictly limited special edition of 125 Leica M-P (Typ 240) “Correspondent” cameras were developed in collaboration with Kravitz and his creative firm Kravitz Design and are available in a set with two lenses and a handmade case. The camera and lenses of the special edition feature a unique and intentional vintage finish. The cameras will be available for sale at the Leica pop-up shop inside the gallery during the exhibit.
“Flash” is on view December 2—6, open to the Public from 11am—8pm at 160 NE 40th Street.