Lenny joins Food Bank For New York City to kick off a first-of-its-kind, five-borough hunger-relief campaign. Lenny, a new member of Food Bank's Celebrity Ambassador Program, and a native New Yorker, will serve as the Manhattan Borough Captain for the Campaign, encouraging his fellow-Manhattanites to support New Yorkers in need. Join team Manhattan: http://bit.ly/1F8vTw9
Just announced - Lenny will be performing an exclusive show in New York City at Webster Hall on May 5th and at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on May 15th. For more info and tickets visit: www.lennykravitz.com/tour/
(Los Angeles, CA – March 6, 2015) Last night in Los Angeles, the exhibition Flash by Lenny Kravitz celebrated its premiere at the Leica Gallery. Musician, actor, and designer Lenny Kravitz publicly showcased photographs that were first published in Flash, the book – eponymous with the exhibit. The exhibition will be open to visitors starting TODAY up until April 12, 2015. Further exhibition dates will be announced.
Flash was released earlier this month by publisher teNeues. A strictly 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 and are available in a set with two lenses and a handmade case. The camera and lenses of the special edition all feature a unique and intentional “vintage finish”.
In his photographs, Lenny Kravitz captures the essence of his life as a musician who is permanently in the public eye and a constant target for photographers, paparazzi, and fans. Seen from this angle, his works reveal much about the photographer, his life, and his subjects in a uniquely intense and aesthetic way. The photographs document Kravitz’ world tours and offer unusual insights into the nomadic life of a musician. The pictures for Flash were all captured with equipment from the Leica M-System. The book of Kravitz’ photos with the title Flash is available from publisher teNeues Verlag. Leica Camera AG will also be selling the book in Leica Stores and Boutiques.
With this book, Lenny Kravitz not only writes another exciting chapter in the history of rock photography, he also ventures into previously unexplored artistic terrain. Although cameras played more the role of playthings in his childhood, in later years his photographer friends showed him the ropes of photography with a Leica camera. Impressed by the countless creative opportunities he discovered, Kravitz began to shoot pictures that revealed his own personal style. He pays particular attention to effects made possible by the creative use of lighting and manipulation of the pictures in processing.
Each of the LEICA M-P “CORRESPONDENT” BY LENNY KRAVITZ FOR KRAVITZ DESIGN sets comprises a Leica M-P digital rangefinder camera and two fast classic focal lengths from the Leica M lens portfolio – a Leica Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH. and a Leica Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. – delivered as a set in a bespoke case. 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 (a Leicaflex his father gave him at the age of 21). To achieve this beautifully aged look, every camera and lens of the edition was ‘aged’ entirely by hand to create absolutely unique individual products.
Don't miss Lenny performing alongside Katy Perry during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show this Sunday, February 1st!
Catch Lenny this weekend on January 10th in Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center for AT&T's Playoff Playlist Live! as part of the College Football Playoffs!
New dates just announced for 2015 - more to be announced soon!
Coming February 2015: "Flash" By Lenny Kravitz - a brand new book featuring photos captured by Lenny himself. For more details visit teNeues.com.
With his new title, Flash, Lenny Kravitz makes his mark in a new arena of the creative arts. During his childhood, Kravitz was enthralled by cameras, playing with them like toys instead of taking photographs. In recent years photographer friends taught him the fundamentals of photography by using a Leica. Intrigued by the possibilities, Kravitz began creating his own works, featuring close attention to the nuances and effects created by light. As he himself had been endlessly photographed by photographers, paparazzi, and fans—his perspective on aesthetics was decidedly unique. In Flash, he captures the essence of what it’s like to be a rock star who’s constantly in the public eye. The result: an intense exploration of the photographer and his subject.
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· “The Miami Bedroom Rehearsals” 28-page 12"x12" photo book
· Individual “Dirty White Boots” Polaroid personally paint-splattered by Lenny
· 2x silver, red & white splatter gatefold heavyweight 180-gram vinyl with exclusive artwork
· Facsimile of Lenny's handwritten “Strut” lyric sheet
· 12”x12” photographic print
· Housed in a leather-like foil embossed box
· 24x36 psychedelic poster
· Full length cd of “Strut” with exclusive artwork
· Each box numbered in edition
On January 10th, Lenny Kravitz will be a part of the 2015 College Football Playoff in Dallas, TX - catch him in concert at the American Airlines Arena as part of the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!